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The Mole People

Released 1956
Distributor Universal

One of the less beloved Universal sci-fi horrors of the ’50s, this monster-laden lost civilization potboiler still has its fans. If Howard Hawks had trouble figuring out how a Pharoah talked, imagine how hard it was for writer Laszlo Gorog (Gorog spelled backwards) to approximate the speech patterns of Ancient Sumerians!

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About Eli Roth

Eli Roth wrote, directed, and produced the horror films Cabin FeverHostel and Hostel: Part II, all made independently and on a low budget, in the tradition of his heroes.  His producing credits include The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism, Part II and he co-starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Most recently he wrote executed produced and directed the series Hemlock Grove for Netflix. As a child Roth was obsessed with horror movies, and was sawed in half with a chain saw at his Bar Mitzvah, much to the horror of his entire extended family. His future projects include an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller Cell and Trailer Trash, an entire movie of fake trailers.