The Legend Of Hollow Mountain Anakeesta


The Legend of Hallow Mountain is a new event that is taking. Today, we are back in Gatlinburg Tennessee to attend The Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta. On the other hand, Anakeesta was definitely decorated for Halloween. My favorite were these two skeletons fishing in a stream at the top of the mountain. Notice the fish skeletons floating in the water! On select nights after dark, The Legend of Hallow Mountain takes place as a walk-through attraction.

The Beast of Hollow Mountain
Directed byEdward Nassour
Ismael Rodríguez
Produced byEdward Nassour
William Nassour
Written byWillis O'Brien (as El Toro Estrella)
Robert Hill
Jack DeWitt (dialogue)
StarringGuy Madison
Patricia Medina
Carlos Rivas
Mario Navarro
Music byRaúl Lavista
CinematographyJorge Stahl Jr.
Edited byHolbrook N. Todd
Maury Wright
Fernando Martínez
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Beast of Hollow Mountain is a 1956 Weird Westhorror film about an American cowboy living in Mexico who discovers his missing cattle are being preyed upon by dinosaurs.[1]


  • Guy Madison as Jimmy Ryan
  • Patricia Medina as Sarita
  • Carlos Rivas as Felipe Sanchez
  • Eduardo Noriega as Enrique Rios
  • Julio Villarreal as Don Pedro
  • Mario Navarro as Panchito
  • Pascual García Peña as Pancho
  • Lupe Carriles as Margarita


The first film to show dinosaurs and cowboys in the same picture, it is notable for being based on a story idea by special effects innovator Willis O'Brien.[2] O'Brien was also to have originally done the special effects for this movie, but this did not happen for reasons unknown. Jack Rabin, Henry Sharp and Louis de Witt ended up doing the effects, probably based on O'Brien's storyboards. This film was one of the few American/Mexican co-productions of the '50s. It was made in color and filmed in CinemaScope. It starred Guy Madison and Patricia Medina, and was produced/ co-directed by Edward Nassour.[3]

The film was filmed back-to-back in both English and Spanish at Churubusco Studios in Mexico City and released as La bestia de la montaña in Mexico.[4][5]

O'Brien's story that inspired the script for this film also inspired his earlier, unproduced script The Valley of the Mists, which would later be made as The Valley of Gwangi by O'Brien's protégé Ray Harryhausen.[5]

The Legend Of Hollow Mountain Anakeesta

In popular culture[edit]

On April 14, 2017, the film was 'riffed' as Episode Five of the new Season Eleven of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.[6]

See also[edit]



  1. ^'The Beast of Hollow Mountain'. Turner Classic Movies, Inc. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  2. ^'The Beast Of Hollow Mountain / The Neanderthal Man Double Feature'. Shout Factory. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  3. ^'The Beast of Hollow Mountain'. MoviePass. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  4. ^'Creature Features: The Beast of Hollow Mountain'. Turner Classic Movies, Inc. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  5. ^ abErickson, Glenn. 'The Beast of Hollow Mountain / Neanderthal Man'. DVD Savant. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  6. ^'Mystery Science Theatre episode list'. Satellite of Love, LLC. Retrieved July 17, 2019.

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Experience the Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta This Fall

Anakeesta has quickly become one of the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains, with everything from a thrilling mountain coaster and dueling ziplines to a cliff top bar and grill! This exciting mountaintop destination is about to get even better with the introduction of the Legend of Hallow Mountain, Gatlinburg’s premier Halloween event! Here is everything you need to know about experiencing the Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta this fall:

The Legend Of Hollow Mountain Anakeesta

What to Expect

The Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta is a brand new Halloween event in Gatlinburg that has fun and spooky activities for all ages! The event is included for free as part of your general admission ticket into Anakeesta! Your children will love the family friendly crafts, games, movies, and activities, as well as plenty of sweet treats too! However, once the darkness falls over Anakeesta, things really get creepy with several scare zones that are sure to have you screaming! The event takes place on select nights from September 13 through November 2, 2019.

Zombie Ziplining

One of the unique opportunities at Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain is the chance to go Zombie Ziplining! While this particular activity requires an extra ticket, it is well worth the extra cost to go ziplining through the darkness of night! With only a single beacon to guide your way, you will soar through the night sky on 3 ziplines, 126 feet above the forest floor! And if that doesn’t sound thrilling enough, your adventure includes 2 rappel drops that are 70 feet above the ground. See if you have what it takes to plunge into total darkness!

The Backstory of Hallow Mountain

The creepy backstory of Hallow Mountain begins eons ago when Anakeesta was a sacred ground where souls of the dead would be freed and transformed into fireflies. As legend has it, the guiding lights of these fireflies would provide a path for future souls to follow. However, the tranquility of this hallowed place was disturbed 100 years ago when the Appalachian settlers arrived, built homes, and established graveyards. As a result, Hallow Mountain was desecrated, and the tormented souls of the settlers buried here could never rest in peace. During your visit, you never know when you might see the lost souls of these anguished settlers as they rise from their graves and search for a way off the mountain!

Where to Stay

Make the most of your vacation to Gatlinburg with a stay at Smoky Mountain Chalet Rentals! Although our cabins are situated just minutes away from Anakeesta, they are in a peaceful location where you won’t have to worry about any of those pesky ghosts from Hallow Mountain! While staying with us, enjoy a variety of wonderful amenities including comfortable bedrooms, private decks with scenic views, fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, and much more!

The Legend Of Hallow Mountain Anakeesta

Everyone will have a blast getting scared at the Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta! Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to start planning your trip!