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Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1958 (UK)
Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

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(screenplay), (original story "The Thought Monster")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Maj. Cummings
Kynaston Reeves ...
Prof. R.E. Walgate
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Barbara Griselle
Stanley Maxted ...
Col. Butler
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Capt. Al Chester (as Terence Kilburn)
James Dyrenforth ...
Mayor
Robert MacKenzie ...
Const. Gibbons
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Dr. Bradley
Gil Winfield ...
Dr. Warren
Michael Balfour ...
Sgt. Kasper
Launce Maraschal ...
Melville
Meadows White ...
Ben Adams (as R. Meadows White)
E. Kerrigan Prescott ...
Atomic Engineer (as Kerrigan Prescott)
Lala Lloyd ...
Amelia Adams
Shane Cordell ...
Nurse
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Storyline

A Scientist, experimenting with telekinetic powers enhanced by a nearby nuclear power plant succeeds in creating a new form of life. This new creature grows in intelligence until it finally escapes his laboratory. Once outside the lab, and closer to its nuclear power source it multiplies. The creature is also invisible, so no one knows what it looks like... Written by <harold.lind@airtouch.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

New Horrors! Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends! ...Taking form before your horrified eyes!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

December 1958 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Les monstres invisibles  »

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Budget:

£50,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Criterion Collection DVD has a hidden gag on it added by the authors. If you check the disc name/ID on a PC through various means, the ID reads AFIENDINNEEDISAFIENDINDEED, i.e. "A fiend in need is a fiend, indeed". See more »

Goofs

None of the U.S. Air Force officers are wearing the name tags that are a mandatory part of the uniforms they are wearing. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Cummings: It's as if some mental vampire were at work.
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Connections

Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) See more »

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Quite Underrated!
22 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite of the low budget films, this one is an exercise in doing a monster film RIGHT. The stalwart hero, Marshall Thompson, is posted at a joint US/Canadian base where a nuclear reactor is being used to make radar able to pick up enemies further away. Unfortunatly, a scientist nearby is also tapping into the power and he's created beings from his own subconscience (like the ID from Forbidden Planet) who have the nasty habit of sucking out peoples brains and spines! The end of this film is stellar with effects that had to take up a third of the films budget! No one whose seen this film can forget those little brain monsters! It deserves a higher rating than other voters gave it!


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