The Monolith Monsters 1957

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

The Cast

Grant Williams-Dave Miller
Lola Albright-Cathy Barrett
Les Tremayne-Martin Cochrane
Trevor Bardette-Prof. Arthur Flanders
Phil Harvey-Ben Gilbert
William Flaherty-Police Chief Dan Corey
Harry Jackson-Dr. Steve Hendricks
Richard H. Cutting-Dr. E.J. Reynolds

The Director: John Sherwood
The Writers: Norman Jolley, Robert M. Fresco, Jack Arnold, Robert M. Fresco
Music by: Irving Gertz ,Henry Mancini ,Herman Stein
Certificate : A

Film Trivia

The meteor crash is footage of the spaceship crash from It Came from Outer Space (1953) which Universal produced four years earlier.
Universal Pictures released this film on a double feature with Love Slaves of the Amazons (1957).
The scene showing the last attack of the monoliths appears on a TV in the homeless compound scene of the 1988 John Carpenter film, They Live (1988).
Released in the UK in December 1957 as supporting film to The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958).
The only movie monster to be a purely chemical process.