MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,292 this week

The Unknown Terror (1957)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 August 1957 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 101 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 4 critic

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.

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 1398 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 94 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 528 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 426 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Unknown Terror (1957)

The Unknown Terror (1957) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Unknown Terror.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After a vampire leaves his native Balkans, he murders a Czech artist, assumes his identity, and moves in with the dead man's American cousins.

Director: Paul Landres
Stars: Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn
Kronos (1957)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence, John Emery
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Saunders, W. Lee Wilder
Stars: Robert Hutton, George Coulouris, Julia Arnall
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jory and his followers stay immortal by siphoning off the life forces of others. If they don't get renewed, they petrify.

Director: László Kardos
Stars: Victor Jory, William Hudson, Charlotte Austin
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Stars: Gloria Grahame, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Richard Webb, Aline Towne, Lane Bradford
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard
Dead of Night (1945)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver
Reptilicus (1961)
Certificate: Passed Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

Director: Sidney W. Pink
Stars: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Paul Naschy returns as El Hombre Lobo for the sixth time as he searches for a cure to his full moon maddness by visiting the grandson of the infamous Dr. Jekyll. What ensues next is a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Shirley Corrigan, Jack Taylor
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green
Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna
Midsomer Murders (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Dan Matthews
...
Gina Matthews
...
Peter Morgan
May Wynn ...
Concha Ramsey
Gerald Milton ...
Dr. Ramsey
Duane Grey ...
Lino (as Duane Gray)
Richard Gilden ...
Raoul Koom
Martin Garralaga ...
Old Native Villager
Patrick O'Moore ...
Dr. Willoughby
William Hamel ...
Mr. Trainer
Charles H. Gray ...
Jim Wheatley (as Charles Gray)
Charles Postal ...
Higgs, the butler
Sir Lancelot ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sister | scientist | monster | jungle | See All (4) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 August 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beyond Terror  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hidden gem of science fiction
11 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Only recently have movie makers started to make movies like this again. This movie was one of the hidden gems of science fiction. The plot was basic, with interesting characters, and an exciting story line. One outstanding feature was that the hero was actually disabled. Try getting a script like that past producers in the 70's through the 90's! And he was very likable, dignified character. A team, your basic hero, the girl, and the preppy glory seeking antagonist, search for the girl's brother in a remote cave, and find a few surprises. The monster fungus is scary by any day's standards, due to proper directing techniques. The film works. And it leaves you with a sense of excitement and enjoyment. It is a truly fun movie.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please release this on DVD phasedin
Is there such a thing as a 'C' movie? MIchiganJFrogg
Sir Lancelot creeped me out hollywoodruffstar
Discuss The Unknown Terror (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?