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Horror of Party Beach by BryanBaugh Horror of Party Beach by BryanBaugh
I originally drew this illustration in 2003. I also colored it back then - but I had only just begun to learn Photoshop, and the results weren't great. My memory is a little fuzzy but I'm pretty sure I posted the original version on my website and probably left it there for a couple of years... but ultimately I decided I wasn't happy with the colors and removed it. I don't think I ever posted it on Deviant Art before.

The drawing itself was adequate and it's a fun little tribute to a fun little movie: "The Horror of Party Beach". So I always intended to go back and re-color this piece some day.
Well, I finally did, this weekend.

The original version was colored predictably bright and sunny. This time around I thought it would be funny to color it like a dark, cloudy day, with a storm brewing on the horizon... The worst kind of day you could possibly imagine for a girl to go sunbathing. Haha.

Back in the 1990's I owned a rare videotape of "Horror of Party Beach" that was all fuzzy and muddy. The poor picture quality was so grainy it looked like all the beach girls were covered with zits and the monsters were so completely drowned in darkness that you could barely even see them. But I assumed, "This was a super low budget movie... That's probably as good as it EVER looked..."

But eventually I got the DVD released by Dark Sky Films [link] ...and was absolutely shocked by its crystal clear picture quality. All the sudden those 1960's bikini girls looked smooth and attractive and the monsters were perfectly visible in the night-scenes... and the whole movie became much more fun to watch. In the years since, it has become one of those cheapie monster flicks I have returned to and re-watched many times.

I will never try to convince anyone that "Horror of Party Beach" is a great film or an unrecognized classic. But it is FUN and that is all that matters to me.
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:iconjarelkortan:
jarelkortan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Wonderful artwork
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It has always seemed to me that those reptilian, ichthyoid creatures who lust for human females must be perverts. The aquatic version of bestiality in humans. 
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Lozanou Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I need to get this movie, because of this. Love it!
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
What I remember is that scene with the slumber party. Man what a bloodbath for a 50's film!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OOo, yeah, that was fun! I must drag out my old DVD and watch that again soon... And possibly draw that scene as well!
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DARKZADARPRIME Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome illustration i have seen that movie twice once on mst3k and on a local show called chiller drive-in 
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh great! I finally get a chance to get to the beach.... and still some prehistoric lunks hit on me. ...I have mace, and I will use it!"
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:iconragnar0z:
Ragnar0z Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I remember this from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Love your tributes. 

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:iconrock-raider:
Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Nice drawing.  I believe this movie was riffed on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

Those monsters remind me of Nauthilax from Chaotic. -> chaotic.wikia.com/wiki/Nauthil…
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:iconhighrollerhydra:
HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"Six miles out, and I STILL hear that awful music." X(
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:iconwhite-knuckles:
White-Knuckles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They want some arse!
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:iconblackevilskull666:
BlackEvilSkull666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The creatures of Black Lagoon need some love too :heart: I'd give them a hug :hug:
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:iconarchicrash:
ArchiCrash Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Well, the Del-Aires did the soundtrack. So the movie has that going for it...

...That said: Bwa-ha-ha! Awesome work! Really got a chuckle out of it...
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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Marcuzan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Actually, "TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE" is not a bad film at all. The director did care about what he was doing. Give the flick another go. It's a million miles away from true drek Like Monster A Go-Go or The Creeping Terror. I'd put it more within the league of great stuff like THE FLESH EATERS & THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE. No doubt the monster (A lobster) is the pits, but the film itself is very honest and well done.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" a LOT.
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:iconchinesegal:
Chinesegal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Wow, I really must say that the way you draw the girls is really beautiful!!!!!!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icongrazatt:
grazatt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Why do the monsters have knockwurst in their mouths?
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
See the movie and learn all about them!
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:iconsamurai-poet:
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Better than being caught with your pants down. :XD:
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not if the monsters eat you! Haha.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:XD:
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:iconkunoichi96:
kunoichi96 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
its aways the blondes who get eaten/ killed first. its times like this im so glad to be a brunette
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, well that is a funny observation and a good point.
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
look much more intimidating than the monsters do in the movie.

Though it was surprisingly bloody for it's time period, like "Monster Who Challenged the World".
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Killer work as always. Great job with the details and colors. "The Horror of Party Beach" kind of ranks up there( or down there:)) with "Manos: The Hands of Fate" for me. Both are unintentionally hilarious and quite enjoyable:).
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree with your opinion of the film!
And thanks for your kind words on the art.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
You're welcome:).
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Darkleaf333 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahahhaha
Cool :D




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my entry for ''Cute Monster''
[link]
Thanx :)
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:iconjohn38e:
John38E Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
My uncle Ed and Henry were extras in this fine film, which was made in Stamford Connecticut. Thanks for this great tribute to the finest Atomic Zombie movie ever made.
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:iconjohn38e:
John38E Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I need to edit this. My Uncles had FEATURED roles! Ed played the detective and Henry spoke the line "It might have been a wild shark or something"

Thank God for sodium!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, cool!!!! Show them my drawing if you would. And tell them I LOVE that movie! And thank you for your compliments on my illustration.
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
The horror... They just came out of the water from a little swim... AND SOMEONE WAS LYING ON THEIR TOWEL! Aaaaah! Aaaaah!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha.
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:iconmatwashburn:
MatWashburn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Hey monster wanna party too. Great job!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks!
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:icondaggerclaws:
daggerclaws Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
LOVE this movie! And you are talented enough sir to make those goofy, hot dog eating fish men actually look SCARY for once! Great job!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, aww, thanks!!
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks more pissed than scared :O
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tain669 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Monster on Right.. Hey Baby.. Want to see our Black Legoon..
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Super-Josh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Mum told me about this movie. She said she went to see it with her friends when she was young and that they found it very funny. I showed her this picture and laughed. "I told you, they've got sausages in their mouths." She said. :XD: Great picture.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Thanks to you AND your mom!! Glad I could give you guys a laugh!
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:iconquillon42:
quillon42 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
This is really well drawn, but she looks more annoyed than anything, as if to be like, "Really? Again? Like, honestly."
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Thanks for noticing... That's the joke.
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Her face is like "Uh! Not again."
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, she's probably been to this beach a couple times before.
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
"No need to panic, people. Business as usual. Go back to your lives, citizens. Hey, the Lemonade stand is serving drinks!"
...Monsters get in line.
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savagehenry89 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
well clouds can sneak up on a sunny day just like sea monsters. lol
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