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 ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
I have just seen Giant From the Unknown for the third time and I find this movie rather enjoyable.
A professor and his daughter driving through the South West looking for the remains of a giant Spanish conquistador come across it at Devils Crag, a scenic landmark near a small town. The giant has been in suspended animation for hundreds of years and comes to life and starts murdering people for no reason. One of the locals gets the blame for these murders at first by the town's sheriff but is then let off and the two team up to kill the giant, who falls off a dam into a deep lake in a volcanic crater at the end.
The movie's cast includes an excellent performance from 50's sci fi regular Morris Ankrum (Invaders From Mars, Kronos), Sally Fraser (Earth vs the Spider, War of the Colossol Beast), Ed Kemmer (Space Patrol, Earth vs the Spider), Bob Steele as the Sheriff and the giant is played by Buddy Baer.
Depite it being a bad movie, this is certainly worth having in any sci fi/horror collection.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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