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The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

 -  Western | Horror | 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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A HORROR BEYOND BELIEF...BREATHING HATE, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION! See more »

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Western | Horror | Sci-Fi

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August 1956 (USA)  »

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Valley of the Mists  »

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Willis H. O'Brien was originally to have also provided the special effects for the film. See more »

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Don Pedro: Well, maybe that's your answer. That swamp is a very mysterious and sinister place.
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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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