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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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Melanie Anne Phillips (as David Michael Hillman)

Writers:

Chris Huntley, Melanie Anne Phillips (as David Michael Hillman)
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Complete credited cast:
Dan Lunham Dan Lunham ... Geoff Calvert
Terri Berland Terri Berland ... Cindy Flanders
Rolf Theison Rolf Theison ... Myron Hemmings
Keith Hurt Keith Hurt ... Morgan
Mark Sawicki Mark Sawicki ... Dan Flanders
Chris Huntley Chris Huntley ... Tony Ruggles
Diane Borcyckowski Diane Borcyckowski ... Angela Platt
Robin Sortman Robin Sortman ... Brian
Arlene Buchmann Arlene Buchmann ... Amy
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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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Chris Huntley, who designed and built the models used for the creature the crew would affectionately come to refer to as "Binky", swears its obvious resemblance to a vagina was completely unintentional. See more »

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Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) See more »

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Lotsa fun!
18 December 2003 | by willywantsSee 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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Language:

English

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1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Abwärts ins Grauen See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA

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$25,000 (estimated)
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