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The Deadly Mantis (1957)

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Running Time
1 hour, 19 minutes

Country USA

Studio Universal

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Other Titles
• The Deadly Mantis
• The Giant Mantis (1957)
• The Incredible Praying Mantis (1957)
• Incredible Praying Mantis

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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Monsters, Bugs, Military, Animals, Mutants

Plot: A gigantic praying mantis lying frozen in the Arctic Circle, near the Weddell Sea is freed by an erupting volcano. It then makes its way to New York, causing death and destruction as only a giant praying mantis could. Can the armed forces answer everyone's "prayers" by conducting a successful raid on the brazen bug?

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 External Reviews
external linkThe obvious 'puppet' Mantis isn't that bad actually, but is completely lacking during all the flying sequences. Surprisingly steadily acted also. A good timewaster. 2.5/4

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Nathan Juran
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 Written by
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