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Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Approved  |   |  Horror  |  30 October 1959 (USA)
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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)
Frank Wolff ...
Alexander Ward
Wally Campo ...
Byron Smith
Richard Sinatra ...
Marty Jones
Linné Ahlstrand ...
Natalie, the bar-girl
Chris Robinson ...
The Beast / A Bartender (as Christopher Robinson)
Kay Jennings ...
Jill Jackson
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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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Screaming young girls sucked into a labyrinth of horror by a blood-starved ghoul from Hell. See more »

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with money, this could have been good
15 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film clearly was done on little money, but there are a number of matters that elevate it above other cheap monster films of the era.

Charles Griffith does a much better job with dialog than he did in It Conquered the World or Little Shop of Horrors. There's some actual meaning in the banter. Furthermore, it is delivered in an interesting style that also might derive from the low budget, so that chunks of the dialog are oddly timed, and naturalistic for that. I was only half-watching early on, and suddenly the delivery of the lines made me really attend to the thing.

I liked Sinatra in this--never heard of him before watching this movie.

As others have said, it's slow in the middle, fairly exciting at the end.


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