In the early 1970s, filmmaker Mike Cassidy created a campy spoof on his favorite monster movies of the era. “The Great Brine Shrimp” was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and ends with a humorous battle inspired by other infamous pioneer-era stories from Latter-day Saint history. Outside of the fun, the footage is also an interesting glimpse at historic Latter-day Saint landmarks. You can watch the entire short film on YouTube. Watch the specific section shot on Temple Square below.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.