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BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE (1959) **

Director Monte Hellman shot this for producer Gene Corman as a co-feature for a double bill with his brother Roger’s The Wasp Woman.  Some gangsters hiding out in a ski resort are menaced by the titular beast, a briefly seen spider-like monster.  The film is slow and talky but the last 10 minutes are pretty great once the slowpoke hero finally goes into the cave.  There he sees the cocooned victims (reminiscent of Aliens) whose blood gets drained by the beast while they are still alive.    The monster is okay looking (you can tell they couldn’t afford the whole spider and just went with the front half) but his appearance is too little too late.  Co-starring Richard Sinatra (Frank’s nephew).  Charles B. (Little Shop of Horrors) Griffith wrote the screenplay.  Seven minutes were later added for television showings.  Hellman later directed The Shooting.

Tags: b, horror, roger corman
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