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

Unrated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror | Video
A 50,000 year old monster is unfrozen and wreaks havoc on the Eastern US!

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Conrad Brooks
Rock Savage ...
Pizza Man
Gary Schroeder ...
Gary West
George Stover ...
Professor Veljo Kivi
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Jan-Gel
Ruth Biedrzycki ...
Mrs. Simmons
Joe Duvall ...
Drunken Poet
Julie Evans Fuller ...
Woman at Hotel Pool
Larry Garner ...
Mountain Man
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Radio Announcer
Glen Hendrickson ...
Male Swimmer
Beverly Kane ...
Female Swimmer
Marvin Kennedy ...
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Lester Myers ...
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Pete N. Nickolas ...
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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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Yes It's Bad but It Has Some Charm
19 October 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

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

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Very low-budget film from director Conrad Brooks who plays a hunter named Conrad Brooks who comes to a small town to try and destroy a beast that has gone on a killing rampage. It turns out that this creature was on its way to a lab after being discovered frozen but the 50,000-year-old creature thawed out and now it's killing. JAN-GEL, THE BEAST FROM THE EAST isn't a film that's going to be recommended for everyone but I think fans of Brooks (or his Ed Wood movies) or those who enjoy "C" horror films might get a few kicks out of it. This film is about as innocent as you're going to get because there's no gore, no violence, no nudity and nothing offensive at all. It's clear that Brooks just gathered up some buddies to have fun and pay homage to an early time in horror when you didn't have such graphic or adult natured stuff. When viewing the film on this level it does offer up a few laughs and I especially liked the caveman type monster. There's a scene where he kills a snake that just keeps going and going and going that you can't help but laugh at how silly it is. It was also fun seeing Brooks who was making a pretty strong comeback in these low-budget movies around this period (and it's going to date).


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