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 The Crater Lake Monster
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The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

A beast more frightening than your most terrifying nightmare!

A meteor that crashed into Oregon’s Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

The Crater Lake Monster is a 1977 B-movie horror film directed by William R. Stromberg for Crown International Pictures, and starring Richard Cardella.

The storyline revolves around a giant plesiosaur, akin to the Loch Ness Monster, which appears in Crater Lake in Northern California, near Susanville (not to be confused with the much more famous Crater Lake in Oregon). As people are attacked by the monster, the Sheriff (Cardella) investigates along with a group of scientists in order to stop the creature.


  • Richard Cardella as Sheriff Steve Hanson
  • Glenn Roberts as Arnie Chabot
  • Mark Siegel as Mitch Kowalski
  • Bob Hyman as Richard Calkins
  • Richard Garrison as Dan Turner
  • Kacey Cobb as Susan Patterson
  • Michael Hoover as Ross Conway
  • Suzanne Lewis as Paula Conway
  • Marv Eliot as Senator Jack Fuller
  • Garry Johnston as Blackmailer
  • Susy Claycomb as waitress
  • Jim Goeppinger as Villager
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