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The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

PG | | Horror | March 1977 (USA)
A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Cardella ...
Glen Roberts ...
Arnie Chabot (as Glenn Roberts)
Mark Siegel ...
Mitch Kowalski
Bob Hyman ...
Richard 'Doc' Calkins
Richard Garrison ...
Dan Turner
Kacey Cobb ...
Susan Patterson
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Ross Conway (as Michael Hoover)
Suzanne Lewis ...
Paula Conway
Marv Eliot ...
Jack Fuller
Garry Johnston ...
Blackmailer
Sonny Shepard ...
Robber
John Crowder ...
Mechanic
Susy Claycomb ...
Waitress
Hal Scharn ...
Birdwatcher
Mike Simmons ...
Store Clerk
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The heat of a meteor crashing into the lake incubates a prehistoric egg, which grows into a plesiosaur-like monster that terrifies the community. Written by Mark Siegel <lougarou@aol.com>

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A beast more frightening than your most terrifying nightmare!

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March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

To teras tis limnis  »

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Trivia

The car sent over the cliff was a 1965 or '66 American Motors Corporation (AMC) Marlin. The Marlin was built from 1965 to 1967. See more »

Goofs

The Crater Lake Monster is a plesiosaur, yet it is constantly called a dinosaur. They are completely separate orders of animals, yet even a paleontologist, who should know the difference, makes this mistake repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Steve Hanson: All right. I'll give you twenty-four hours, but I AM gonna call in some outside help, because my first responsibility is to save HUMAN lives, not sea-serpents.
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Connections

Edited into Fantastic Dinosaurs of the Movies (1990) See more »

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lake monsters ROCK!!
27 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since I am so interested in lake monsters i really dug this movie. This movie is worth a see. If you like the so awful they are good types of films check it out. The effects are really good as well just think "Land of the Lost". I originally watched this movie in the early 90's maybe more like 89/90 on a local channel monster show called "Morgus Presents". I didn't scare me but I was 8 and anything B felt more like an A. Years later I seen it on DVD at a local Circuit City and bought it immediately so I can give it a 9 because it has a personal spot in my heart right there with The Monster Squad and Gremlins. Good B movie fun for all ages.


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