The Phantom Creeps
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Riffed by RiffTrax
Riffers Mike Nelson
Kevin Murphy
Bill Corbett
Series None
Date Released September 28, 2018
The Phantom Creeps is a 1949 American suspense/thriller/sci-fi film. It was originally produced as a 12-part serial in 1939 which was later re-edited in one 73-minute feature film. It was produced by Universal Pictures.

Installments of the serial were directed by Ford Beebe and Saul A. Goodkind. The writing is credited to George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, and Mildred Barish, from an original story by Wyllis Cooper.

RiffTrax released their riff in September 2018.

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RiffTrax The Phantom Creeps (preview)

RiffTrax The Phantom Creeps (preview)

The villainous Dr. Zorka (Bela Lugosi) plans to use his scientific innovations to gain money and power, and eliminate his enemies. His inventions include a remote-detonating target-seeking spider and a large battle robot. He has also perfected the art of suspended animation and invisibility.

Zorka is opposed by the valiant military intelligence agent Bob West and plucky reporter Jean Drew.

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  • Three episodes of the serial version of The Phantom Creeps had previously been featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Kevin Murphy riffed both.


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