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Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 30 October 1959 (USA)
A group of gold thieves pull of a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible, spider-like monster.

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Gil Jackson
Sheila Noonan ...
Gypsy Boulet (as Sheila Carol)
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Alexander Ward
Wally Campo ...
Byron Smith
Richard Sinatra ...
Marty Jones
Linné Ahlstrand ...
Natalie, the bar-girl
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The Beast / A Bartender (as Christopher Robinson)
Kay Jennings ...
Jill Jackson
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Storyline

Gangster Alexander Ward, his girl friend, Gypsy Boulet, and two henchmen come to Deadwood, South Dakota with the idea of stealing a few gold bars. They enlist the aid of a local ski instructor, Gil Jackson, and plan to use him as a guide out of the territory after the robbery. However, a blizzard forces them to take refuge in Jackson's cabin, where Gypsy lowers the inside temperature by giving the cold shoulder to Ward, her former sweetie until she saw Jackson. Ward don't care, as he plans to kill Jackson after they have no further use of him. But they had used an explosion in a cave to serve as a distraction during the heist, and this explosion had irritated the big spider that lived there and, sure enough, all hands have to seek refuge in the cave from the fury of the storm. All but two of them would have been better off facing the South Dakota elements. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Chris Robinson, the actor who portrayed the monster, grew rather attached to the constructed beast, which he nicknamed "Humphrass." See more »

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Too Slow but Has a Great Ending
19 January 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film details the plot of a group of gold-robbers who unwittingly run into trouble when they become stalked by a strange spider-like beast while hiding out from the police in the woods.

This film is Slow..very slow..too slow for most people to stick with till the end and that's a shame as the ending has a surprisingly effective climatic showdown with the monster which is certainly entertaining. There's some decent thoughtful dialogue in this movie as well.


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