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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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Complete credited cast:
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


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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Creature from the Cave  »

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Some scenes required the actors to fire guns inside the eponymous cave (which was actually an abandoned mine). The reverberations from the gunshots made part of the mine's ceiling collapse. None of the cast or crew were injured, but they were greatly unnerved by the situation. See more »


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Gangsters and Monsters collide in a drive-in classic
29 October 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Drive-in classic is the first time cult director Monte Hellman made a feature. Here its the story of a bunch of gangsters on the run after a robbery who hide out in a cabin in the mountains. Adding to the complications is a monster lurking in a near by cave. As the gangsters try to figure out how to get away from the law they also have to deal with the monster who is whittling away at their number.

Its a creepy little movie thats perfect for late night movie viewing on a cold winters night. Far from the greatest film ever made its just an enjoyable little horror film that manages to balance both the crime and monster (although I'm the first to admit that the monster at times seems to have been a secondary thought.) Worth a look and a bag of popcorn, especially on Halloween.

(The running time of this movie was originally 65 minutes. Additional scenes were added for TV broadcasts)

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