The Deadly Mantis
The Deadly Mantis ★½ The Incredible Praying Mantis 1957
A gigantic praying mantis lies in a million-year-old sleep in the frozen reaches of the Arctic. Then a volcanic eruption releases the critter and the flying beastie does it's destructive best on Washington, D.C., and New York City until the military can gas it into oblivion. Typically silly '50s scifi with decent special effects. 79m/B VHS . Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Pat Conway, Donald Randolph; D: Nathan “Jerry” Juran; W: Martin Berkeley.