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The Unknown Terror (1957)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 August 1957 (USA)
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A woman leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find her long-lost brother, but instead finds a mad scientist who has created a fungus monster that feeds on the local inhabitants.

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Gina Matthews
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Peter Morgan
May Wynn ...
Concha Ramsey
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Dr. Ramsey
Duane Grey ...
Lino (as Duane Gray)
Richard Gilden ...
Raoul Koom
Martin Garralaga ...
Old Native Villager
Patrick O'Moore ...
Dr. Willoughby
William Hamel ...
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Charles H. Gray ...
Jim Wheatley (as Charles Gray)
Charles Postal ...
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The mysterious disappearance of Jim Wheatley (Charles Gray), while exploring a cave near a Mexican village, brings his sister, Gina (Mala Powers), and her husband, Dan Matthews (John Howard), to the territory to search for him. Embittered, crippled Pete Morgan (Paul Richards), insists on going along and reminds Dan that his condition is Dan's fault since it happened in an accident in which Pete saved Dan's life. Plus, Gina was Pete's sweetheart before the accident. Did we mention embittered? The party hears about an old Indian legend concerning the Cave of the Dead where human sacrifices were made to the Gods. Dr. Ramsey (Gerald Milton), married to a native girl, Concha (May Wynn), claims no knowledge of the cave, but he is here because the climate is ideal for rapid fungus growth for his work on cultivating fungus for antibiotics. You don't have to be from France to know that if the climate is good for fungus growth, a cave is even better but it takes Dan and Pete a while to get ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They dared enter the Cave of Death to explore the secrets of hell!

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Hidden Gem of a Classic "B" Movie from the '50s
25 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As others have noted, this is not great, but not terrible. There is something about it that just makes it fun to watch. I, too, remember it from my youth on Dr. Shock (a Philly-based horror movie show).

I recently scored a DVD copy of the film and thoroughly enjoyed it after a 35 year hiatus. I still enjoyed it.

It's one of those movies in which you can see that they spent some money on it, made sure to use real actors who were decent, write a decent script, and make sure they used good sets and locations.

Also, like others, the main thing I remember is the fungus. Oozing down cave walls, looking a bit like bath bubbles with an attitude! Fun stuff.


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