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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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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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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Creature from the Cave  »

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Trivia

According to Chris Robinson, the actor who portrayed the monster, he added aluminum stripping to a plywood base, then covered the frame with chicken wire before wrapping it in sheets and muslin in order to create the monster's skeletal base. He then soaked the frame in vinyl paint in order to waterproof the design, since it had to be used in the snow. The creature's head was fashioned out of quarter-inch aluminum wire, which was then encased in steel wire and wrapped in muslin. The creature's fangs and teeth were also constructed with aluminum wire. Robinson then placed putty and patches of crepe hair onto the design before adding spun glass in order to give it a cobwebby appearance. See more »

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Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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This one really frightened me
5 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

when I saw it on TV, back in the mid-sixties, when I was about 14 years old. I was then, and continue to be, a lover of horror films. For some reason, this one really got to me, more than just about any other in this genre, except maybe "The Pit and the Pendulum". I don't recall now just what the beast looked like but I recall that it was suitably realistic for its time. It took a while for the story to get moving but was well worth the wait. I recall that I was truly horrified as the beast fed on its living victims. I had some nasty dreams for several weeks after seeing it. I haven't viewed this movie since then but would definitely jump at the chance. I recommend it.


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