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Jan-Gel 3: Hillbilly Monster (2003)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 2003
While "working" for a travelling freak show, the Hillbilly Monster escapes his life of humiliation and servitude. Alone and afraid he becomes injured by an unfriendly bear trap. Befriended ... See full summary »


Conrad Brooks


Conrad Brooks, Martin Lane (additional dialogue)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe McCabe Joe McCabe ... Jake
Bruce Lindsay Bruce Lindsay ... Zeke
George Romley George Romley ... Dr. Love
Michael T. Burns Michael T. Burns ... The Beast
Jennifer Wells Jennifer Wells ... Jennifer
Conrad Brooks ... Dirty Harry
John C. Wigner John C. Wigner ... Police Officer
Charles Luke Chaplin Charles Luke Chaplin ... Police Officer
Rosanne De Luca Rosanne De Luca ... Mental Patient
Gail Lukens Gail Lukens
Joey Delozier Joey Delozier
Karl Hopf Karl Hopf
Ed Hopf Ed Hopf
Ellsworth Hall Ellsworth Hall
Chris Lindsay Chris Lindsay ... Security Guard (as Christopher Lindsay)


While "working" for a travelling freak show, the Hillbilly Monster escapes his life of humiliation and servitude. Alone and afraid he becomes injured by an unfriendly bear trap. Befriended by a psychologist and a strange groundskeeper, he recovers from his ordeals in the wilderness and moves on to live a free and better life. Written by Anonymous

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When Jake first walks up to the concession stand at the beginning of the movie, he mentions to the vendor that the popcorn looks good. However, in the previous overhead shot, there is no popcorn in the popper. See more »


Hillbilly Monster
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An improvement over the first two Jan Gel films but still its a film only masochists and insomniacs could love -
10 July 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

The spawn of Jan-Gel has arrived in whats the third film of the series. Thats slightly better than whats gone before, but still is pretty crappy.

The plot has the supposed offspring of Jan-Gel breaking out of a carnival and heading off into the woods of Virginia. This is the third film in a series and its easily the best and a vast improvement of the first two films (Jan-Gel Beast From The East and The Beast Returns). Here you have a sense that had the film been paced better you'd have an okay grade Z flick (I discovered this by going backward and forward through the film at high speed because I thought I had missed something in the plot, I hadn't, but I did discover this actually plays better faster)

Brooks is a limited film maker of the point and shoot variety. He uses lots of sequences that have people walking or sitting or doing something to use up tape until a reasonable amount of time has passed so he can insert the next plot point. His films are extremely cheap and you can't really blame him for doing what he can with limited resources. However you can fault him for not learning to pace things better, he's made enough films to know better. Frankly, if he's going to continue to inflict his home movies on the world he should at least make something that people can actually sit through with out nodding off.

Despite being better than the first two films I can't recommend this to anyone other than those who've seen the first two Jan-Gel films and want to see Brook's improvement, however slight, as a film maker. I say this because the person I watched this with, and who didn't see the first two films, wanted to commit me for saying this was better a film than any any other, no matter how bad. (I think the statement was "Better? Are you crazy? How could anything be worse than this...")

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2003 (USA) See more »

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