“ We have what could easily be 30 or 60 minutes stretched out to 90 minutes, which only does one thing: causes intense boredom.
“ Once again we have a movie where victims seem to be so slow, they can be captured by something that takes a week to go across a room.
“ There are some long, slow scenes, and then some weird bit with some cats who attack the crawling astronaut hand and eat it or something.
“ As cool as that sounds the movie is rather dull.
“ Very entertaining in that regard.
“ It's got enough absurdity at times to make it diverting, but the whole premise is boringly handled by director Herbert L.
“ The surprising thing about the film is that as bad as it obviously is, it is totally entertaining!
“Getting back to the dull movie, two teenagers are out ofr a walk on the beach and find what's left of the astronaut.
“ Despite the inherent goofiness of the story, the presence of Alan Hale, jr, and the typical trappings of the mid-fifties teen sci-fi horror movie, this manages to inject some nice moments into the otherwise dull tale.
“ That tongue-in-cheek commentary goes perfect with this wonderfully dreadful science fiction/horror turkey that really goes arm in arm with some of the worst movies ever made.
“ Today it can't be helped that it's all very tacky, and despite an attempt at a shocking climax at a junkyard, where cats are the ones who really can get the most credit in doing the most damage, its a tacky sci-fi B movie in a mostly dull kind of way.
“ It's a wonder if this could be made entertaining at all...
“ Also, cats munching on human flesh really made this film more enjoyable.
“ Strock, extremely variable acting, shoddy (far from) special effects, leaden pacing, talky script, meandering narrative, static cinematography, and a numbing surplus of tedious filler all confirm this honey's shabby status as a real four star stinkeroonie.
“The lame "The Crawling Hand" is so awful that becomes very entertaining and even a cult movie.
“ it is a snoozer.
“ A: You get "The Crawling Hand", and what an enjoyable mess it is.