Monday, December 10, 2012

THE UNKNOWN TERROR / Emirau Productions - 1957

Itz Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a redo from 2008 with a far out story that takes place in the Cave Of Death in Mexico. It stars John (THE UNDYING MONSTER) Howard, Mala (THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK) Powers and Paul (MEN INTO SPACE) Richards.


Three explorers hear an old Indian legend about the Cave of the Dead, a place where human sacrifices were made to the Gods in the past. They find Dr. Ramsey, played by Gerald (THE NAKED KISS) Milton, who's married to a native girl, Concha, played by May (THE VIOLENT MEN) Wynn, and when asked, he claims to have no knowledge of the cave in question. But, he's there because the climate in the cave is ideal for rapid fungus growth and his work on cultivating fungus for antibiotics. He wants to keep it secret...

Eegah!! sent over a musical soundclip of Sir Lancelot doing his version of a song by Raoul Kraushaar and Dave Kahn, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the nuclear pile, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's Sir Lancelot performing in... THE UNKNOWN TERROR!

The cave is discovered and good old fire is again used to fight off the fungus!

The definitive publicity shot from this film. It looks interesting!..

Another publicity still that shows how an artist had to come in with some black lines to get a little contrast... Looks weird!

Two lobby cards showing the 'monster.' Pink borders?.. I don't get it!

This flick actually made our '25 WORST MOVIES' list in our original DWRAYGER DUNGEON magazine rag in 1964, it was #24 - Quote... THE UNKNOWN TERROR was about a bunch of oatmeal that went around getting on people. It was really a gob of fungus. A professor made it and thought it was a fun trick. The hero didn't, so he destroyed it. The professor cried, wouldn't you?

Here's a shot of Sir Lancelot from CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE in his role as Edward. He had a total of 15 acting credits, his last role was on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW in 1967, and he lived to be an amazing 98 years old!..

We'll end it with these nice lobby cards from four classic movies that featured the Sir!..


Exeter said...

Somehow this terrific looking feature has up until now escaped from my list of cool films I've seen or recorded but not yet watched!

TABONGA! said...

Super rare flick, there's not even a copy available on Amazon!

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