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The Mole People (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | December 1956 (USA)
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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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(as Laszlo Gorog)
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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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HORROR LIKE NOTHING YOUR EYES HAVE SEEN BEFORE (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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In den Klauen der Tiefe  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 17 days. 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 light! Their eyes can't tolerate the light!
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Opening Credits are coming from a hole in the ground. See more »

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Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

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What is wrong with everybody, this is a good movie!
10 May 1999 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

I can't help feeling that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon saying this is the worst film ever made etc.

I viewed this film for the first time on laserdisc on a video projector in a darkened room with some mates and we found it to be entertaining different atmospheric in parts. John Agar for once has some good lines and does well. The script is a fairly complex one far more than other film of its vintage and budget. We thought the writers should be commended for using such plot devices as intolerance to light and the sub-culture within a sub-culture. Even the ending is unexpected and different. It even has an opening prologue which is a lot of fun. While this film does not hit its target on everything it tries to do, we thought the creators had a pretty good go at it.

I do not honestly understand why so many people think this film is so bad. Maybe seeing it projected on a big screen in a darkened room made a difference, I don't know, but if you have never seen the film before try it with an open mind you may well enjoy it as much as we did.


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