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The Strangeness (1985)

A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, mysterious creature.

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Dan Lunham ...
Geoff Calvert
Terri Berland ...
Cindy Flanders
Rolf Theison ...
Myron Hemmings
Keith Hurt ...
Morgan
Mark Sawicki ...
Dan Flanders
Chris Huntley ...
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Diane Borcyckowski ...
Angela Platt
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A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, mysterious creature.

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No one knows the incredible secret of the mine... See more »

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According to director Melanie Anne Phillips the opening scene was shot without permission at a real mine called "The Red Rover". About a month after shooting their scenes some real life miners hired to see if the mine was worth reopening entered and went further in than the film crew had, then died from poison gas exposure. See more »

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Referenced in The House on Cuckoo Lane (2014) See more »

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I defend this nifty thriftbudget monster flick.
23 August 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A geological expedition of an abandoned mine becomes a living nightmare when its members find themselves trapped underground with a hulking, tentacled vagina monster. The interesting looking beast is brought to life via stop-motion animation(with marginal success). This creature, of origins which are never conclusively deduced, appears to digest its victims externally by covering them with a thick, enzymatic slime.

This unjustly overlooked monster movie was clearly produced on breadcrumb rations, but well-maintained suspense and a dark, foreboding atmosphere make up heartily for its bush-league deficiencies. Not a classic, perhaps, but certainly deserving of a more prominent placement within the annals of horror cinema.

6/10... Recommended.


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