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The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

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

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An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle is 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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Valley of the Mists  »

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The first feature film to combine stop-motion animation with anamorphic Cinemascope and color. See more »

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Jimmy Ryan: Start thinking with your head instead of your gun.
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What A Great Idea!
15 January 2006 | by (Columbus, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Mix Guy Madison, at the peak of his popularity, a genuine western with a great villain, a fair-to-middling fight, a cattle stampede, a comely heroine torn between love and obligation, an unintentionally obnoxious little Mexican boy, a mysterious, deadly creature lurking in a vast- well maybe- swamp, and you have a terrific science fiction oater that for some reason seems irresistible for me. I remember this film from childhood, and it has been so rare over the years. I cannot even find it on DVD. It is appearing on cable now and I do not miss an opportunity to watch.

As low budget as the film was, I think the monster moves quite well; especially when it is running. And I love that tongue! Once the beast appears, the film ramps up the action and never stops until the end.

This is somehow a spellbinding film. Go figure! You can laugh at its low budget antics, you can enjoy the romance, you can hiss at the villain, or just enjoy the monster. This film is really entertaining; a tribute to the attracting power that Guy Madison always had on film. Get yourself a good beer, some gummy dinosaurs, lean back and have fun!


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