Del Tenney has a reputation as a hack director, built largely upon his 1964 monster musical "The Horror of Party Beach." It's the one with the creature who " to quote Gilda Radner in "It Came from Hollywood" " looks like he has a bunch of hot dogs in his mouth.
As B-movies go, "Party Beach" wades as C-level, but Tenney's other movies " all three or four of them " are improvements. Roughly half his filmography is preserved on two discs in the triple-feature "The Del Tenney Collection."
"Party Beach" is one of them, and it's a mindless way to idle away a lazy Saturday afternoon (with liberal use of the fast-forward button), but spend time with 1964's "The Curse of the Living Corpse." It's an effective chiller