(1958; NR; 69m)

a.k.a. LE DECAPITE VIVANT (Belgium)
a.k.a. LA CABEZA MALEFICA (Mexico)

Ad: "The Grave Can't Hold It...
Nothing Human Can Stop It!"

Plot: Ignoring a young psychic's warnings and hoping for gold, ranchers dig up a chest, finding instead the severed hypnotic head of a 16th Century devil-worshipper.

Prod/Dir: Will Cowan (Jitterumba; Crazy Frolic)
Asst Dir: Marshall Green (Spartacus; Monster on the Campus)
Scr: David Duncan (113-Black Scorpion; 802-The Leech Woman)
Sto: David Duncan
Cin: Russell Metty (Monster on the Campus; won Oscar/Spartacus)
Cin: Clifford Stine (L02-This Island Earth;
sfx/606-The Creeping Terror; 803-The Mole People)
Ed: Edward Curtiss (The Creature Walks Among Us)
Cos: Bill Thomas (802)
M/U: Bud Westmore (802/803/L02; 804-The Deadly Mantis; *614-San Francisco International; 801-Revenge of the Creature; cos/801)
ADir: Alexander Golitzen
(801/802/803/804/L02; 615-Kitten With A Whip; Spartacus)
ADir: Eric Orbom (Man of a Thousand Faces; Spartacus)
Set: Russell A. Gausman (801/802/803/804/L02; 702-Brute Man)
Set: Julia Heron (801/L02)
Sound: Leslie I. Carey (801/802/803/804/L02)
Sound: Frank H. Wilkinson (Tarantula; Touch of Evil)
Score/Music Sup: Joseph Gershenson
(msup/*615/801/803/804/L02; prod/802)
Score: Henry Mancini
(*L02/801/803/804; won Oscars/Breakast at Tiffany's, etc.)

Jessica Burns / Carolyn Kearney (Hot Rod Girl; Young and Wild)
Gordon Hawthorne / William Reynolds (The Land Unknown)
Gideon Drew / Robin Hughes (803; The Court Jester)
Linda Madison / Andra Martin (The Big Beat; Curse of the Undead)
Hank Huston / Jeffrey Stone (The Big Beat; The Girl in the Kremlin)
Aunt Flavia McIntire / Peggy Converse (702; Miss Sadie Thompson)
Prof. Julian Ashe / Forrest Lewis (Monster of Piedras Blancas)
trooper / Phil Harvey (804; The Land Unknown)
Mike / Charles Horvath (Money from Home)
Boyd Abercrombie / James Anderson
(I Married A Monster From Outer Space)
Capt. Fletcher / Thomas Browne Henry (517-Beginning of the End)

Classic Line: "Yeah, these archaeologists are always interested in old chests."

Trivia: Little can be said about this boring loser of a movie. But if you're interested in the few films of the Horror-Western genre, you might want to check out these oddities: 1957's Teen-age Monster; plus 1966's Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula (starring John Carradine); and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter.

Last Updated: 3/28/1999

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