Movies Beast of Hollow Mountain, The (1956, Guy Madison, Patricia Medina) Published 7 months ago on October 30, 2018 The first movie to be filmed in ‘Regiscope’ (which promised to deliver ‘animation in depth’ but was a short-lived phenomenon), The Beast of Hollow Mountain is also notable for being the first-ever science fiction western. It’s based on a story by Willis O’Brien – who’s better known as the special effects genius behind the original King Kong – and an old Mexican legend. The film was also part-filmed in Mexico and features a largely Mexican cast. The only exceptions were Guy Madison (who was best known for starring in the TV series Wild Bill Hickok) and Liverpool-born Patricia Medina. Madison stars as Jimmy, a rancher who’s puzzled by the mysterious death of some of his cattle in a swamp at the foot of Hollow Mountain. Local legend has it that the mountain is indeed hollow and is frequented by a monster. Jimmy, though, prefers to believe that the deaths are the work of a rival rancher, Enrique (Eduardo Noriega), who’s engaged to Sarita (Medina) but is jealous of her friendship with Jimmy. The truth emerges when Jimmy finds Sarita in a shack on the edge of the swamp, being terrorised by a 30ft tall prehistoric monster. The rancher must team up with his rival to try and defeat the beast. Although nowadays there’s an undeniably camp B-movie appeal to The Beast of Hollow Mountain, the special effects were very convincing for the time, with the fight sequences between man and prehistoric beast a particular delight. Eat your heart out, Spielberg. production details Mexico – USA | 81 minutes | 1956 Director: Edward Nassour, Ismael Rodriguez Writer: Robert Hill, Jack DeWitt (based on a story by Willis O’Brien) cast Guy Madison as Jimmy Ryan Patricia Medina as Sarita Carlos Rivas as Felipe Sanchez Mario Navarro as Panchito Pascual García Peña as Pancho Eduardo Noriega as Enrique Rios Julio Villarreal as Don Pedro Lupe Carriles as Margarita José Chávez as Manuel Margarito Luna as Jose Roberto Contreras as Carlos Manuel Arvide as Martinez Carlos RivasEduardo NoriegaEdward NassourGuy MadisonHorrorIsmael RodríguezJosé ChávezJulio VillarrealLupe CarrilesManuel ArvideMargarito LunaMario NavarroPascual García PeñaPatricia MedinaRobert HillRoberto ContrerasScience FictionWesternWillis H. O'Brien Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes2 mins ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes2 mins ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes2 mins ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes2 mins ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes2 mins ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes2 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes2 mins ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes2 mins ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Captive State | 2019 | John Goodman, Vera Farmiga Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the... Movies2 months ago Bird Box | 2018 | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make... Movies2 months ago LelleBelle | 2010 | Anna Raadsveld, Benja Bruijning 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.