MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 34,989 this week

The Unknown Terror (1957)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 August 1957 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 95 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

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 81 titles
created 19 Mar 2012
 
a list of 299 titles
created 08 Jul 2013
 
a list of 430 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 221 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Unknown Terror (1957)

The Unknown Terror (1957) on IMDb 5.2/10

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... 

The Unearthly (1957)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results.

Director: Boris Petroff
Stars: John Carradine, Myron Healey, Allison Hayes
Horror | Sci-Fi | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

In a little Western town, a boy is subjected to rays from a meteor. As a result, he grows into a teenaged, hairy, psychopathic killer. His mother hides him in her basement.

Director: Jacques R. Marquette
Stars: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo
She Devil (1957)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Doctors Scott and Bach inject the dying Kyra Zelas with a formula which saves her life - but also renders her almost immortal and wickedly evil.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Mari Blanchard, Jack Kelly, Albert Dekker
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Director: Wyott Ordung
Stars: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith
Seconds (1966)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Ray Brooks, Jenny Hanley, Luan Peters
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Oliver Reed, Gig Young, Carol Lynley
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

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 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.


2 of 2 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:
?