UI always came up with great title cards, this copy is a little dark.
So, if you want some drama, bring in the child! Here's Linda Scheley in her only film role, as Ginny Simpson, the little girl who washes the rock and gets infected with a strange disease, where, she's starts turning into stone! Water activates the things.
Grant Williams had a strange career. He also did THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN and LEECH WOMAN for Universal, then, a few years later he's working for Al Adamson in the wacked-out BRAIN OF BLOOD (actually part of the Filipino 'Blood' series, go figure!!). That's Lola Albright, there, next to Grant. Grant's partner is already dead from turning into stone. The guy falls over and breaks apart!.. YOW!!
Frankly, the country Sheriff and Doctor are fairly baffled!..
...So, in the '50s, you put children in an iron lung when in doubt, something quite horrifying in itself!
Yeah! That's what I said, BIG ROCKS!
I actually saw this one at the theater when it came out! This part here is great.
They finally figure out that salt destroys the things, so, Grant wants to blow up the dam and wash a salt deposit into the path of the encroaching monstrocities! But, how do you sell logic to the people running the show?!
Here's the dam just before they blow it up. Thank God, logic prevails! Look at that matte painting back there!
Okay, now, to see if its gonna work!.. If not, Grant has to pay for the damages!!.. OUCH!
Oh, yeah, not to forget! Our pal Les Tremayne is in the movie, he plays the newspaper owner.
What do you know, it works!!! And, little Ginny pulls through just fine! Another happy ending...