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Jan-Gel, the Beast from the East (1999)

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A 50,000 year old monster is unfrozen and wreaks havoc on the Eastern US!



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conrad Brooks ...
Conrad Brooks
Rock Savage ...
Pizza Man
Gary Schroeder ...
Gary West
George Stover ...
Professor Veljo Kivi
Dale Clukey ...
Ruth Biedrzycki ...
Mrs. Simmons
Joe Duvall ...
Drunken Poet
Julie Evans Fuller ...
Woman at Hotel Pool
Larry Garner ...
Mountain Man
Ellsworth Hall ...
Radio Announcer
Glen Hendrickson ...
Male Swimmer
Beverly Kane ...
Female Swimmer
Marvin Kennedy ...
The Lieutenant
Lester Myers ...
Captain Les
Pete N. Nickolas ...


Without doubt, the most intriuguing caveman epic of our time. Jan-Gel, thawed from his 50,000 year sleep, dedicates his new life in the present day to mutilateing anyone he can find as he roams the hills of Maryland and West Virginia. Dresses in a leopard skin, and not much else, he wreaks havoc and still finds the time to fall in love with young Beth Simmons. However, special agents Conrad Brooks and Gary West are hot on his trail. Can they stop him before he finds his next victim? Written by Anonymous

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Jan-Gel, The Monster, is More Horrifying Than Frankenstein!






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Conrad Brooks: Can you describe this man?
Mrs. Simmons: Oh yes. He was bald, he had bulging eyes and a big black beard, very fat, and he's wearing animal skins. He looked like a caveman!
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References Crimes of the Chupacabra (1998) See more »

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A fun way to kill 90 minutes
12 March 2005 | by (Tulsa, OK.) – See all my reviews

I've seen probably thousands of early Z-grade horror films in my day, not to mention hundreds of newer ones. Jan-Gel, Beast from the East is one of the better of those $5 budget horror flicks to come out in the recent past.

The thing I really liked about Jan-Jel is that it isn't the least bit offensive and really captures the essence of "fun" schlock horror that so many current no-budget horror films tend to avoid. It's fun to watch, it has a fairly interesting story to tell, and you wouldn't have to explain owning it to your mother (other than the fact that Conrad Brooks wrote, directed and starred in it).

I got a good laugh and enjoyed what the cast and crew did with what they had. This is no Lord of the Rings, but it is worth a look for fans of classic Z-grade horror.

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