The 50's. You've gotta love those wacky horror & sci-fi flicks for that era. I guess back then, the ideas (good or bad) were exciting and new, just like the love boat. Anything you can imagine in a monster was made so it seemed. Never really was too worried about leeches (giant or otherwise) til I saw this flick. I mean, I don't want no leeches on my dick or in my scoot, but they just don't seem that scary. After watching this oldie, I am now scared. These giant bloodsuckers not only latch on to you, but carry ya away to be nippled on later. Actually, as silly as the movies sounds and is, it was fun to watch. The slutty acting Yvette Vickers is the high point of the movie. The swamp setting & cast of burnt taters characters adds a nice feel to it all. Nowhere near the hight point of 50's horror/sci-fi, but fun on silly level.