BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE:  I was taken to the deepest part of the water, and thrown in.

 

THE TERROR:  Five days of boot camp.

 


BACK DOOR TO HELL:  There's never been a more accurate title to describe the experience of making the movie--no electricity in the entire town, all the familiar labels on cans or jars of food bearing no resemblance to the originals, "fresh" food unlike anything we'd ever experienced or would want to ever again, and a perfect storm of a typhoon.  It was HOT, but somehow there was ice to put in the beer, and the coconuts and pineapples rivaled the best in the world.

FLIGHT TO FURY: 

My Daily Schedule
5AM--Rise, eat breakfast.
6AM--Ride to location, sleep (1 hour)
7AM-6PM--Shoot the movie
6PM--Ride home, sleep
7PM--Dinner, nap
9PM-2AM--Edit BACK DOOR TO HELL
2AM--Sleep
5AM--Rise, eat breakfast

THE SHOOTING:  How many different ways can you shoot three people on horseback?

RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND:  Chasing the sun.  A rodeo movie without a rodeo.

TWO-LANE BLACKTOP:  Life imitates art.  We lived the movie we were making.

COCKFIGHTER:  The killer inside us.

CHINA 9 LIBERTY 37:  Let the camera crew do the cooking.  Finding water in the desert.

IGUANA:  Beauty and the beast.

BETTER WATCH OUT:  Beauty and the beast.

STANLEY'S GIRLFRIEND:  Beauty in the beast.

ROAD TO NOWHERE:  11-1/2.

 

 

Monte Hellman