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Eegah (1962)

Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

Director:

Arch Hall Sr. (as Nicholas Merriwether)

Writers:

Bob Wehling (screenplay), Arch Hall Sr. (original story) (as Nicholas Merriwether)
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Complete credited cast:
Arch Hall Jr. ... Tom
Marilyn Manning Marilyn Manning ... Roxy
Richard Kiel ... Eegah
Arch Hall Sr. Arch Hall Sr. ... Miller / Mr. Miller (as William Watters)
Clay Stearns Clay Stearns ... Band Member
Bob Davis Bob Davis ... George
Deke Richards Deke Richards ... Band Member (as Deke Lussier)
Ron Shane Ron Shane ... Detective
Addalyn Pollitt Addalyn Pollitt ... George's Wife
Lloyd Williams ... Mr. Kruger, Helcopter Pilot (as William Lloyd)
Ray Dennis Steckler ... Mr. Fishman (as Ray Steckler)
Bill Rice Bill Rice ... Chef
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Storyline

While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Crazed Love of a Prehistoric Giant for a Ravishing Teenage Girl! See more »


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Trivia

Assistant camera operator Ray Dennis Steckler would later go on to make another classic in the pantheon of bad movies--The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964). See more »

Goofs

In one scene in the canyon you can see the shadow of the crane, the camera operator and the camera - the works - accidentally projected on a rock wall. See more »

Quotes

Tom: You're funny, Mr. Miller. Really funny.
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Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Robot Monster (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Lives on the Brownsville Road
Performed by Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers
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Arch Jr and his magic guitar
10 April 2006 | by manicgeckoSee all my reviews

Ah, a serene night, your girl camped out on a bed roll on your tricked out dune buggy, a horny prehistoric giant (talked about in Genesis none-the-less) on the prowl for your girl, and not a care in the world. You pull out your guitar and sing an ode to Veronica, and that guitar plays bass, percussion, and even whistles. Strange I never actually heard guitar in any of his songs.

This is just a sample of the so-bad-it's good campiness available in Eegah. But unfortunately there is just as much so-bad-it-reeks that I can't give it more than 3 stars. I actually thought it was over when the unfortunate trio escaped from the cave. Man was I mistaken, there was another excruciating stretch of film with Eegah in the modern world. And don't get me started on Arch Jr., he can thank whatever god that smiles down on him that Sr. is in charge. How else would this hack get to be the "Elvis" of this movie. "I swear on my stack of Elvis Presley LP's" there are few worse performances in cinematic history.

So in review - this movie is not as bad as the bottom 100 ranking leads you to believe, but nowhere near masterpiece theater. Is entertaining though with a bunch of smart-mouthed friends and lots of beer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1965 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Eegah! See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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