Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Monte Hellman.

Plot Summary

A group of gold thieves flee from their latest robbery and seek shelter in a remote wilderness region. But they soon fall foul to a horrible monster that lurks in a nearby cave…


Directed by: Monte Hellman
Copyright MCMLIX [1959] by Northern Pictures
Produced by: Gene Corman
Associate Producer: Charles Hannawalt
Production Coordinator: Beach Dickerson
Original Story and Screenplay by: Charles B. Griffith
Director of Photography: Andrew Costikyan
Film Editor: Anthony Carras
Music by: Alexander Laszlo
Sound: Charles Brown
Sound Recording: Ryder Sound Services
The Beast Created and Portrayed by: Chris Robinson
Assistant to the Producer: Kinta Zertuche
Technical Advisors: “Birdie” Arnold and Ed Keene
Locations: Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

Michael Forest (Gil Jackson)
Sheila Carol [real name: Sheila Noonan] (Gypsy Boulet)
Frank Wolff (Alexander Ward)
Wally Campo (Byron Smith)
Richard Sinatra (Marty Jones)
Linné Ahlstrand (Natalie)
Chris Robinson (the beast/bartender)
Kay Jennings (Jill)
Jaclyn Hellman (Jill Jackson (television version only))

Alternative Titles

Creature from the Cave – working title

Extracts included in
Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.6
  • Delirium no.25 (2020) p.11 – short review (Corman's greatest creatures by Chris Alexander)


  • The Allied Artists Checklist by Len D. Martin p.11 – credits, synopsis, note
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.117
  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.36 – credits, review
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.30
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.36 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.39 – credits
  • I Was a Monster Movie Maker by Tom Weaver – interview with Michael Forest
  • The Illustrated Dinosaur Movie Guide by Stephen Jones pp.45-46 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.27 – credits