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Giant from the Unknown (1958)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  March 1958 (USA)
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A very large, degenerate, Spanish conqueror is freed from suspended animation by lightning and goes on a killing spree in a small town.

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Cast overview:
Ed Kemmer ...
Wayne Brooks (as Edward Kemmer)
Sally Fraser ...
Janet Cleveland
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Sheriff Parker
Morris Ankrum ...
Dr. Frederick Cleveland
Buddy Baer ...
Vargas the Giant
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Cafe Proprietor
Jolene Brand ...
Ann Brown (as Joline Brand)
Billy Dix ...
Indian Joe
Gary Crutcher ...
Charlie Brown
Ned Davenport ...
Townsman
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Townsman (as Ewing Miles)
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Storyline

In the 16th century a small band of warriors from the Spanish Ptolemy Firello expedition in California mutinies. Led by one of Firello's lieutenants, a huge, depraved giant of a man known as Vargas, the group heads off into the mountains to search for gold and is never heard from again. Hundreds of years later, a lightning bolt frees Vargas from a state of suspended animation underground and sends him out to terrorize a rural mountain village. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A Hideous Monster from Beyond the Grave! See more »

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Drama | Horror

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March 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Giant from Devil's Crag  »

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Budget:

$54,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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At end of movie when Vargas breaks thru the handrail of the bridge, a few seconds later the hero is seen walking off the bridge and the handrail intact. See more »

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Another movie title full of lies.
1 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is so much to say about this terrible movie.I could write a review longer than the script but it's not worth my time. The trailer says "From The Depths Of Hell It Came,To Hold All Men Prisoner and Every Woman Slave!!"That's 100% false,it didn't do any of that. Not to mention that it's not a giant and they know where it's from..... This flick is so bad that the make-up "artist" gets his name in the opening credits and the make-up is just some dirt on the guys face. So anyway,a scientist and his daughter show up in some country town(sounds REAL familiar) and guess what?They immediately run into another scientist!!! Turns out the younger scientist was at a lecture given by the older one but the old guy doesn't remember.At the same time the sheriff shows up to hassle the old guy and warn him that the younger guy is probably a murderer,even though there's no evidence to support that. Most of the movie is spent using terrible writing and acting to get the characters to split up,it's silly. The old guy has come to town to search for artifacts to prove whites had been there centuries before Columbus and that one of them was a giant.After a few minutes of searching he decides to give up,then they stumble on a mass grave.They dig it up and without any evidence of a giant he gives up again.Then the younger guy finds the giant's armor while hitting on the older guy's daughter, AND IT'S JUST BURIED UNDER SOME LEAVES!!!!!!!! Oh,it gets worse. They decide to hang the armor on a tree and go to sleep.Guess what happens next?? You just wasted an hour and a half. Watch this movie expecting it to suck and it might not make you angry.If you never see it,you didn't miss anything.


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