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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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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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18 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

A group of explorers surveying an abandoned goldmine are trapped in a cave in, and find themselves at the mercy of a slimy, tentacle-flinnging stop-motion monster. Despite the silly-sounding title, "The strangeness" was one of the better horror films that crawled out in 1985 (well, at least better than Larry Cohen's god awful "The stuff").The monster is pretty interesting-looking beastie, and the clay mation used to bring it to life is excellent. Some of the actors are bad and the film is poorly-light, but it's a very amusing horror film otherwise that when compared to most shoe-string budget horror film succeeds quite well. Recommended!


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