FROZEN WATER SKIING AND GIANT SPIDERS
It’s been pretty hot and rainy lately, but there are still some remnants of giant snow piles in the Boston area, so this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE hits the slopes for a cautionary tale on why not to go into strange mountain holes as he brings you The Beast From Haunted Cave.
The setting is the snowy hills of South Dakota where a seedy gang is planning a big gold heist. To create a diversion, they plan an explosion in a nearby mine. While setting the explosives in the mine, bad guy Marty (Richard Sinatra – wasn’t he a singer or something?), and a local barmaid (always bring a barmaid along when you set explosives in a cave) encounter a strange creature that croaks the barmaid but good. After the heist, the gang leader (Frank Wolff) hires a local ski lodge owner and guide (Michael Forest) to take them to a remote cabin on the ruse of doing some remote skiing, but with the real idea to meet up with a get-a-way plane. But the beastie has a cave nearby and soon locates the gang with dinner on its mind. No one believes Marty’s story about the creature until people start disappearing. That’s when the real fun starts.
Also starring Sheila Carol as the moll and Christopher Robinson as The Beast, directed by Monte Hellman, produced by Gene Corman and released on New Year’s Day 1959, it’s Beast From Haunted Cave.
Back at The Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE has broken out the skis cuz it’s a ski movie, and, because the movie is in Black and White, he’s also brought out the rarely seen Vito Gold De-Colorizer (TM) and of course the also rarely seen Black and White Disembobulator (TM). While UNCLE PETE waits for El Vato to deliver the feature, he also find time to bring you our favorite cartoon sweetie Betty Boop along with one of the coolest cats ever – Cab Calloway – in the 1930 cartoon Minnie The Moocher. Then from 1929, there’s one of the earliest examples of a talkie cartoon, also from the Fleischer Studios, Finding His Voice.
So join UNCLE PETE and El Vato this Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre, PA), and channel 99 (Elmira, Corning, Hornell) and check out the replays at midnight and 2AM. It’s cartoon fun and skiing horror with Beast From Haunted Cave – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!