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The Mole People (1956)

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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

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On an archaeological dig in Asia, Dr. Roger Bentley find a cuneiform tablet referring to an ancient society, the shadow dynasty, that was destroyed. An earthquake soon after reveals an ancient artifact and the scientists discover the ruins of an ancient temple world on a remote mountain site. It leads them to an underground world, lost in time and where people have adapted to low light. The High Priest Elinu doesn't welcome the presence of the new arrivals and wants them eliminated. Written by garykmcd

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TERRIFYING! UNBELIEVABLE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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December 1956 (USA)  »

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In den Klauen der Tiefe  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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This movie was the inspiration for The Dickies' song Attack of the Molemen. See more »

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Cynthia Patrick's character is called Adel, but named Adad in the end credits. See more »

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Dr. Roger Bentley: The thing that impresses me most is the complete and utter silence. You can almost hear it.
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Opening Credits are coming from a hole in the ground. See more »

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Maybe we were more innocent back then.
15 July 2001 | by (Stoke-on-Trent, England) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing 'The Mole People' when it first came out and I haven't seen it since - it's never been shown on TV and has never had a video release over here in England. So my memories of it are those of an 8 year old. It's the only film I've ever seen that gave me nightmares - real, waking up screaming that the molemen are going to get me, nightmares. 'The Exorcist', 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and all the rest had no effect on me whatsoever, but 'The Mole People' remains for me the scariest film ever made.


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