The Black Scorpion is the main antagonist of the 1957 Mexican-American horror film The Black Scorpion.

The Black Scorpions are released from their underground lost world of gigantic invertebrates by the eruption of a dormant volcano caused by an earthquake, causing them to go on a rampage through Mexico.


The Black Scorpion resembles a gigantic pitch-black scorpion.

Powers and Abilities

The Black Scorpion possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Claws
  • Stinger
  • Tough exoskeleton


The Black Scorpion is killed after an electrical charge attached to a spear is detonated in its throat, its only vulnerable spot.


  • The film's stop-motion animation was created by Willis O'Brien.

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