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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

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Conrad Brooks
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conrad Brooks ... Conrad Brooks
Rock Savage Rock Savage ... Pizza Man
Gary Schroeder Gary Schroeder ... Gary West
George Stover ... Professor Veljo Kivi
Dale Clukey ... Jan-Gel
Ruth Biedrzycki Ruth Biedrzycki ... Mrs. Simmons
Joe Duvall Joe Duvall ... Drunken Poet
Julie Evans Fuller Julie Evans Fuller ... Woman at Hotel Pool
Larry Garner Larry Garner ... Mountain Man
Ellsworth Hall Ellsworth Hall ... Radio Announcer
Glen Hendrickson Glen Hendrickson ... Male Swimmer
Beverly Kane Beverly Kane ... Female Swimmer
Marvin Kennedy Marvin Kennedy ... The Lieutenant
Lester Myers Lester Myers ... Captain Les
Pete N. Nickolas Pete N. Nickolas ... Gravedigger
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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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Mountain Man: It's a spider! I'm gonna have it for dinner tonight. With mushrooms.
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References Crimes of the Chupacabra (1998) See more »

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Some people should have their hands smacked before they are allowed near video equipment
10 July 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Conrad Brooks, a decent actor has turned director and made an awful movie.

Jan-el some guy in a loin cloth wakes up after years in hibernation and goes on a rampage.

I thought that this would be a low budget schlock horror film in the style of an Ed Wood movie. Instead we have a shot on camcorder home movie that is worse than watching you aunts home movies of her trip to the cribbage world tournament in Toledo. Scenes run on and on with nothing happen. We get people walking and walking and going nowhere. You could cut this movie down to fifteen and odds are you'd have a watchable short, but at a hour or so its simply torture.

No offense to Mr Brooks, but the next time someone decides to make a movie with his camcorder they should either take it away or break his hands so he can't work the controls and inflict this sort of pain on an unsuspecting world.


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