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  • The Deadly Mantis (1957)

    4.35/10

    PG | 1h 19min | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi

    Published Wed., June 06, 2018

  • The Deadly Mantis (1957) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • Blu-ray: May 01, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

The Deadly Mantis (1957) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Michael Forest, Marvin Miller, Frank Baker, James Dime, Paul Smith

Directed by Nathan Juran

Synopsis: The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

Tagline: This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror!

Synopsis: The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

Tagline: This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror!

Storyline: A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

  • The Deadly Mantis (1957) Movie Details

  • Directors: Nathan Juran
  • Writers: Martin Berkeley, William Alland
  • Cast: Michael Forest, Marvin Miller, Frank Baker, James Dime, Paul Smith, Ernesto Molinari, Edward McNally, Keith Aldrich, Paul Campbell, William Anders, Helen Jay, Chuck Hamilton, Madelon Baker, Tom Greenway, Marvin Bryan, Jack Mather, William Burnside, William Hopper, Tom Cound, Bing Russell, Bud Cokes, William A. Forester, Chet Brandenburg, Rudy Germane, James R. Haskin, George Bruggeman, Jess Kirkpatrick, John Roy, Harry Tyler, James Lanphier
  • Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: William Alland
  • Musicians: Irving Gertz, William Lava
  • Cinematographers: Ellis W. Carter
  • Editors: Chester W. Schaeffer
  • Runtime: 79 min / 1h 19min
  • Year: 1957
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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