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The Legend of Blood Mountain (1965)

A small-town newspaperman begins to suspect that a wave of murders committed in the area may not be the work of a serial killer but a monster.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Ellis ...
Bestoink Dooley
Erin Fleming ...
Phyllis Stinson
Edward Yastin
Ernest D'Aversa
Glenda Brunson ...
(as Glenda Brumsom)
Cheryl Goldberg
Wanda Lee Hunt
Linda Faye
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
(as Marynell Santacroe)
Zenas Sears ...
Peggy Dorris ...
Peggy - secretary
Virgil Hopkins
Bess Kelly
Dan Santacroce
Toni Taylor


A small-town newspaperman begins to suspect that a wave of murders committed in the area may not be the work of a serial killer but a monster.

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Horror | Comedy





Release Date:

29 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demon Hunter  »

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Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)


$1,250,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


George Ellis, the star of this movie, is fondly remembered as the host of Big Movie Shocker, a Friday night late show in Atlanta during the 1960s, performing under the name Bestoink Dooley (the same as the character in this film). George styled himself to look somewhat like a hobo, and his character spoke in a wonderfully droll manner, pretending he was bored and he didn't know why his audience bothered watching the "old movies" he had to present. See more »


Edited into Blood Beast of Monster Mountain (1975) See more »

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Worst Movie No Ones Ever Heard Of
7 May 2001 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

This is a rarely seen movie and that is a shame. It's very regional, having been made in the SouthEast for primarily an audience in the area, but it does deserve to have wider recognition for the mid 1960s B Movie classic it is. Atlanta area TV Horror Host Bestoink Dooley plays a copyboy out on the biggest story of his life. The mountain is bleeding and people are being killed up there. What follows is one of the wildest movies since Ed Wood. The "Monster" looks like a guy in a brown leotard with a hornet's nest stuck on his head, cottonballs glued everywhere on his body and two tails on either side of his hips. We are talking garage-made monster here. Bestoink is shown as a bumbler who eventually does good despite himself. Words really can't do this movie justice, had Michael Medved seen this movie, it would be 1000 times more famous than it is and would be on the top five of any list of worst movies ever made. Highly recommended, if you can find it.

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