This is a collection of media from the initial runs of "The Horror of Party Beach" (1964) in the Pacific Northwest. As with everywhere else, the co-feature was "Curse of the Living Corpse" (1964)

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The Horror of Party Beach (1964)
In a small East Coast town, the dumping of radioactive waste into the ocean gives rise to a monstrous creature. The beast emerges from the depths, targeting a lively beach party and its attendees. Amidst the chaos, a local scientist, Dr. Gavin, and his daughter Elaine, along with her suitor Hank, scramble to uncover a way to stop the rampaging monsters. As the body count rises, they discover that sodium is the key to defeating the creatures. With time running out, they must gather enough of the element to end the nightmare. The film is a quirky mix of horror and musical elements, reflecting the era’s fascination with beach culture and atomic age anxieties.
Director: Del Tenney
Writers: Richard Hilliard, Ronald Gianettino, Lou Binder
Stars: John Lyon, Alice Lyon, Allan Laurel
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The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964)
“The Curse of the Living Corpse” is a 1964 American horror film that tells a chilling tale of greed, betrayal, and supernatural revenge. Set in 1892 New England, the story revolves around the wealthy and feared patriarch Rufus Sinclair, who suffers from catalepsy—a condition that can mimic death. Terrified of being buried alive, Rufus leaves explicit instructions in his will to prevent such a fate. However, after his death, his avaricious family hastily buries him, eager to inherit his fortune, blatantly disregarding his final wishes.

As the family gathers in their gloomy estate to hear the will, they are unaware that a gruesome fate awaits them. The will foretells a series of deaths, each tailored to the deepest fears of the heirs: disfigurement, drowning, fire, and suffocation. When Rufus’s body mysteriously disappears from the crypt, a masked figure begins to stalk and brutally eliminate the family members one by one, seemingly fulfilling the curse Rufus had laid out.
Director: Del Tenney
Writers: Alan Bodian, Margot Hartman, Del Tenney
Stars: Roy Scheider, Helen Waren, Robert Milli
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May 7, 1964 ad (Seattle)


May 3, 1964 ad (Seattle)


May 8, 1964 ad (Seattle)


May 9, 1964 ad (Seattle)


May 19, 1964 ad (Portland)


May 20, 1964 ad (Portland)


May 21, 1964 ad (Portland)


May 22, 1964 ad (Portland)


May 23, 1964 ad (Portland)


May 26, 1964 ad (Portland)


Double-feature poster


The Horror of Party Beach (1964) poster


The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) poster


he Horror of Party Beach (1964) trailer
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The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) trailer
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