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The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Approved | | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi | August 1956 (USA)
An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

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Lupe Carriles ...
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An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

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One Day After A Million Years It Came Out Of Hiding To... Kill! Kill! Kill! See more »


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A Spanish-language version was shot back-to-back with the English-language version. See more »

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Jimmy Ryan: Oh, I make it a rule never to be offended at a pretty girl.
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Featured in Svengoolie: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1995) See more »

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This is no 'King Kong', but it's still a treat.
30 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

It is said that a mountain surrounded by a swamp is hollow and that a prehistoric monster from 'the dawn of time' comes out during times of drought to stalk the land.

Alright, so the plot lacks any sense of reality (there would have to be a whole race of dinosaurs for them to survive until the present day). The special effects also leave something to be desired. But look over these faults and you'll find that this film is actually very enjoyable and entertaining. The dinosaur isn't revealed until the last twenty minutes, but when it shows its face there's non-stop action, and for once the dinosaur can move fast and so poses a genuine threat. The dinosaur itself is fairly well-animated and there is a wonderful 'golden age of monster movies' feel about the whole thing.


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