Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan
Monte Hellman
A giant spider stalks a band of thieves in this schlocky thriller from Gene Corman Productions. The story follows gangster Alexander Ward and his crew as they enlist the help of a local ski-instructor in the heist of several gold bars. But when they use explosives to create a distraction, they disturb the lair of a massive spider! Monte Hellman, the man behind such cult favorites as Two-Lane Blacktop, made his directorial debut with Beast From Haunted Cave. Trivia note: This movie debuted on a double bill with The Wasp Woman. (BW)