So you reckon “they don’t make ’em like that any more”? Well, maybe they do. Director Douglas Bankston’s retro-50s giant monster film, It Came From Beyond the Mountain is here presented in its full 10:38 minute version.
According to Bankston, the story behind the film goes like this:
Long thought to have been destroyed in the great vault fire of ’59, a print [of ICFBTM] was discovered during the police raid of a reclusive collector’s home and can now be seen for the first time in 40 years! Teens are terrorized by a giant rampaging spider mutated in a 1950s atomic test gone awry, featuring a mad general, a freight train and a mind-numb… I mean bending… climax that will make your brain turn into some sort of quivering, gelatinous substance. This restored director’s cut features footage found under a bed in room 927 in the Roosevelt Hotel.
So we present, for the first time since 1959, It Came From Beyond the Mountain. Enjoy!
Bankston adds: “On a completely unrelated note, my short film The Courier just (and I mean just) won Best Film at the 48 Hour Film Project in Little Rock. Unfortunately, it didn’t draw horror or sci-fi as the genre but rather thriller/suspense.
Source: Douglas Bankston via Avery Guerra