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The Unknown Terror (1957)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 August 1957 (USA)
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
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Concha Ramsey
Gerald Milton ...
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Lino (as Duane Gray)
Richard Gilden ...
Raoul Koom
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Patrick O'Moore ...
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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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Sentimental Value...only...
14 October 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a "B" horror film. As most people know, the "B" Horror films aren't the best, but they aren't the worst either. They have that special..something..you can't put your finger on - something that makes the film linger in your mind, make it memorable. This is one of those films.

Of course, it's a television childhood film for all of us from the New York area of the late 60's early 70's who were toddlers, children or tweens watching "Creature Feature"/ "Creature Double Feature" on Channel 5. I was a toddler with one heck of a memory and older male siblings who had the attention span of zip. They would turn on "Creature Feature", watch it for a few minutes and then LEAVE. Yes, leave me, the baby, in the room with this stuff playing. Me and my stuffed toys. (Parents take note!) This film was a staple to "Creature Feature" - and if my child hood memory serves me right -- they seemed to show this film every other week.

Why do I remember it? Well, the most memorable thing was the fungus. Lots and lots of fungus. Coming from everywhere, dripping down cave walls. Even as a toddler, I knew it wasn't "fungus" but it looked like "Mr. Bubble" whipped up and coming from everywhere. Ya know...I liked "Mr. Bubble". I enjoyed my bath time so watching this film was like watching an extended version of my "Mr. Bubble" tub baths on the television set and a bunch of folks trying to run away from it.

That's it folks. Nothing too exciting going on here, but nothing too crappy either. A lot of "Mr. Bubble". If you remember "Creature Double Feature", this is a must have for the sentimental value of your horror collection.


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