This 1950's black and white classic holds a very, very special place in my heart. Not only is it filmed in the Black Hills of South Dakota, my home state, but it also has a hilariously inaccurate and uncomfortably long tag line: "Screaming young girls sucked into a labyrinth of horror by a blood-starved ghoul from Hell". I really love this so-wrong-it's-right film.
I've been looking for a good movie to give my first All GIF review to - Beast From Haunted Cave should be good. But let's iron out a few things first:
#1: No young girls are sucked into a labyrinth of horror.
#2: A few walk in voluntarily.
#3: There is no evidence to conclude the monster is blood-starved.
#4: It's a spider thing, not a ghoul...as far as I can see.
#5: The ghoul is not from Hell - it lives in a cave and is most likely a lost ancient arachnid that just needs a hug.
#6: The cave, young girls, ghoul, and Hell all play rather minor roles in the film.
#7: This movie is actually about money, sex, and power.
#8: The cave is not haunted.
Now that we got that out there - let the GIF party begin!
The movie begins and it looks like it has promise!
But within a few seconds I get confused by the Fear-Freezing Suspense... WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Then there is a bunch of people skiing:
Enter criminals, unawares there is more than just gold in them there hills:
The criminals, one being The Girlfriend, immediately begin arguing. In fact, that is what they do through the entire film. They "fight" over drinks, singing, gold, snow, gold-stealing plans, people's attention:
Me, at this point:
Plans are made for gold thievery. None of which make a whole lot of sense:
Thieving plans involve taking unsuspecting people into the woods. That's when things begin to get ugly...
Enter: Beast From Haunted Cave!
Actually, it's more like this:
Monster does monster business:
And then suddenly, the monster's reign of terror is over:
And now, The Beast From Haunted Cave is added to your Favorite Movies of All Time List:
Pairs best with anyone and anything silly.
In fact, you can watch is now for free through the Internet Archive!!