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Beast From Haunted Cave (1959)

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Release Date: Oct 1, 1959 Wide

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Director Monte Hellman (who would later direct a young Jack Nicholson on two low-budget westerns) earned his low-budget wings on Filmgroup's bizarre fusion of hostage/crime thriller and big-rubber-monster flick -- a quirky juxtaposition employed to similar effect 35 years later in From Dusk Till Dawn. The story begins with a team of gold thieves hiding out in a ski resort cabin after a heist, taking two people hostage as they prepare to smuggle their loot across the Canadian border -- unaware of

May 29, 2001

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The contrast rests between the existentialism of Monte Hellman's direction and the satire of Charles B. Griffith's screenplay

November 15, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Schlock, schlock! But one of those so-bad, it's good type.

April 20, 2007
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This one had about as much chance of succeeding as a snowball in hell.

October 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Roger Corman is far from being my favourite director anyway but this was just terrible. Even though it is very much a product of its time, that's still no excuse. There isn't a haunted cave and the "beast" is just some guy in a furry suit with extra arms. It should have stuck to just being a crime drama. Everything is so slow that it's ideal for falling to sleep to on a wet afternoon though.
August 19, 2007
drblood

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Some gold diggin gangsta muthafuckaz go on a cross country ski trip, looking for the big score so they can move to Canada, but are stalked by a BEAST!!! The beast in question is a weird looking Chewbacca spider, that looks pleasantly ridiculous. This isn't a great film by any means, or even a very memorable one, but it is hard to hate it for what it is. A done on the cheap, mindless, old school creature feature. Pretty good times for b-movie fans.
March 23, 2011
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It starts off promising and interesting. However the middle drags a bit being your simple crime-melodrama with a supernatural twists, which actually sounds pretty cool. BUT the last 15 minutes really pays off with strange B-movie monster goodness.
April 3, 2009
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