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1950s b&w, monsters about 5 storeys tall attack people in the desert

The question in one sentence is merely part of the movie; I don't think I watched it all as I was very young.


There are about four or five of these tall monsters who have claws, and they attack people, seemingly fleeing a train that the monsters have derailed as the train crosses a desert. The people flee into some of the caves nearby but it appears that the monsters live in these caves, as they are quite large. One monster grabs one guy with his claws, and the guy screams (naturally) "I don't wanna die!" The monster either eats him or dashes him against the rocks. Much mayhem, other people screaming and being attacked. That's it.
asked Apr 8, 2016 in Name That Movie by inbcfrank (41 points)
Hey, inbcfrank, I am pretty sure "The Black Scorpion" is your movie (see my answer below). If you agree, please select my answer as Best Answer by clicking on the yellow star next to my answer. Thanks.

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"The Black Scorpion" (1957)

"Giant scorpions demolish Mexico City. They have been released from underground caverns by a series of volcanic eruptions,"
"A train is rolling through the desert at night when suddenly it is attacked by giant scorpions. The scorpions ravage through the train cars picking out victims."

You can watch the complete movie here:

Ca. at the 1:14:00 mark starts the train attack scene.
Ca. at 0:53:00 mark: large caves where the monsters live
answered Jul 16, 2016 by casspir (19,166 points)
selected Jul 16, 2016 by inbcfrank
Wow! I'm totally amazed. I looked at the trailers and I think you're absolutely right. I've thought about this for about 45 years, believe it or not. (I'm 57 now.) I never thought I'd find it. Thanks very much!