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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.



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

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


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Release Date:

December 1958 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Les monstres invisibles  »

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£50,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The film created a public uproar after its premiere at the Ritz Theater in Leicester Square. The British Board of Film Censors had already demanded a number of cuts before granting it the "X" certificate. See more »


During the "Test Baker" sequence, the bomber code named "Green Dog" is first shown to be a B-52. Later it is shown as a B-47 bomber, and then back to a B-52. See more »


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This is 50's sci-fi at its best
26 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Fiend has everything that a 50's Sci-Fi movie should have; a really square hero that saves the day, a beautiful female lead that falls for him, atomic power misused, and an invisible monster that sucks the brains out of its victums.

It is the stop motion animation at the end when the monster(s) become visible that really makes this film work. Without the animation by Peter Neilson and Ruppell this would be just another 50's atomic caution tale.

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