Queen Crab Film Details
Overview: A young girl steals her dad’s growth experiment infused grapes and feeds them to a pet crab. Years later, the now gigantic crustacean attacks the town!
Review: Following a series of accidents, the sheriff of a small-town come to believe the stories about his niece raising a monstrous crab from her youth that was ingested with a growth hormone that made it huge which has now gotten loose and terrorizing the community, forcing him to deal with her creature to save the town. This was a pretty solid and enjoyable throwback offering. Most of that fun is based on the old-school charm found throughout here in the special effects. Dripping with a wholly enjoyable dedication to the stop-motion effects work found for the main creature, both in the opening set up in the past that it shows it around the more traditional size or the full-size creature running wild on its rampage or acting gently with the girl who raised it that serves as s fun start to the action in the second half. This has a lot of screen time letting it get quite a lot of impressive elements to like here. There’s also a lot to like with the fun reveal of the town they live in which sets things in motion. From the interactions at the barn showing off the citizens in the town to their different individual plotlines showing how they back together as friends to the various histories of everyone involved, this offers a fun way to get into things. That then allows for enough motivation and general information to be had that it remains quite interesting to dive into so that those action scenes feature some heartwarming moments as it interacts with the townspeople. These here are what makes for a fun time for the most part. There isn’t much to dislike with this one. Taking the goofiness and low-budget indications into effect which may not be for everyone, the main aspect that feels off here is the supposed backstory involving her friendship with the actress who returns to town. They seem to be quite at odds and somewhat unrealistic to be that kind of friends, especially with her desire to protect the creature so their backstory makes no sense. The other issue here is the somewhat bland and pretty horror-less beginning to this one, as although we get an idea about the residents’ nothing much really happens and it takes a while to start letting the crab loose. These are what hold the film back. Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.
Country: United States
Duration: 80 min
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Also known as: Queen Crab: The Main Course,Claws,Queen Crab – Die Killerkrabbe,Queen Crab