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Beast of Hollow Mountain, The

Stop motion legend Willis ‘King Kong’ O’Brien writes a pleasantly nutty film treatment about a Tyrannosaurus eating sheep in modern day Mexico. Yay! Treatment is filmed by noted stop motion innovator Ed Nassour. Yay again! Nassour fails to hire O’Brien to do the stop motion. Boo! Nassour does, however, hire effects duo Jack Rabin and Louis DeWitt, who worked on the impeccable Night of the Hunter. Yay! However, said effects duo also worked on infamously risible gorilla-in-diving-helmet schlockeroo Robot Monster. Boo! Tyrannosaurus effect inevitably resembles latter more closely in quality terms. Everyone goes home unsatisfied.

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