Sunday, December 14, 2008

THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN / United Artists - 1956 / Music by Raúl Lavista

Well, we're zeroing in on the end of the world as we knew it, but, we're celebrating here at the Dungeon anyway, no matter what! Last Tuesday, Tabonga posted a Western Horror 'flick,' so, we'll just keep that ball rolling right into tonight's classic...

Here's a movie that my dad took me to see, way back when... We all loved cowboys and my favorite was Wild Bill Elliott, who was played by Guy Madison. One reason I liked Wild Bill was that he drew his guns cross handed, so, the pistols were in backwards in their holsters, handles facing out!.. Freakin' cool!!

Music master Raúl Lavista is up again for that Tex-Mex flavor. Raúl also worked on these other fine Mexican projects: DR. CRIMEN, THE BRUTE, THE WITCH, LOST SOULS, CONQUISTADOR OF THE MOON, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD and THE MONSTERS, ADVENTURE AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, LA LOBA and, on, and, on, and, on!


First, there's Pancho and his son Panchito. Pancho loves Tequila which adds some humor to the mix, even though he drinks because his wife died! Guy and Patricia Medina flirt on the side, even though she's engaged to an a-hole named Enrique Rios!

Enrique sees Guy with his girl so he decides to Pearl Harbor him with a whip! Check out the second pic where Guy gives a 'south-of-the-border' sucker punch!!

This is one down and dirty, physical movie, you really had to know your stuff to be in it, and, basically, do your own stunts, like Guy Madison was capable of doing. It looks like someone really got hurt doing one stunt with a horse.

Cool, a festival in the village!

Okay, so, its 61 minutes into the movie when this goofy set of dinosaur feets finally lumbers into view, then turns to face the camera! Cut to the monster standing there! You really have to watch this part closely to see the bad match of the two segments. For one thing, where's the tail?!

Mario Navarro plays Panchito, the kid can act!!

Patricia and Panchito get trapped inside this feed house as The Beast tries to get to them.

Oops!! Enrique didn't stay far enough away!

There's Guy doing another tough stunt. He lures The Beast into some quicksand and brings tonight's posting to an eventual end!


Greg Goodsell said...

HOW is the world coming to an end? Are you on to something us mere mortals know nothing about?

Dex1138 said...

That looks like Grumpy from Land of the Lost!

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