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Director:
Writers:
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) and
Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...
Plot:
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war. | Full synopsis »
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Rip Morgan Jones; Clive Barker Awakens From Seven Day Coma?!
 (From Bloody-Disgusting.com. 7 February 2012, 8:10 AM, PST)

Rest in Peace: Morgan Jones
 (From Dread Central. 7 February 2012, 12:35 AM, PST)

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Early Corman Classic, remade but never equalled See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Paul Birch ... Paul Johnson

Beverly Garland ... Nadine Storey
Morgan Jones ... Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick ... Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ... Jeremy Perrin

Dick Miller ... Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll ... Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn ... Simmons
Barbara Bohrer ... Waitress
Roy Engel ... Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper ... Joanne
Harold Fong ... Speciman
Lyle Latell ... (scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley ... Girl
Ralph Reed ... Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Clark ... Man (uncredited)
Tom Graeff ... Car Park Attendant (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith ... Man at Newsstand (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Bum (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith) and
Mark Hanna (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
John J. Mescall (photographed by) (as John Mescall)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Curly Batson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lou Place .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Boleslavsky .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... second unit director (uncredited)
Lou Place .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Phillip Mitchell)
Herman Lewis .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Blaisdell .... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Burns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Other crew
Tom Graeff .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith .... location scout (uncredited)
Paul Julian .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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67 min
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Certification:
UK:PG (2010) | UK:X (1957) | USA:Approved (PCA #18203)

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Trivia:
Paul Birch walked off the film before shooting was completed after having a physical confrontation with Roger Corman. He was quoted as saying, " I am an actor, and I don't need this stuff... To hell with it all! Goodbye!" According to co-star Beverly Garland, Birch objected to the fast pace of the film, the old-fashioned, uncomfortable hard plastic contacts he had to wear, and the film's low-budget, which he considered beneath his status. As a result, Birch's remaining scenes were shot with Lyle Latell doubling for Birch.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Not only can you see the boom microphone, but can see it's shadow on the wall when Nadine talks to her boyfriend Harry, at the kitchen table.See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Early Corman Classic, remade but never equalled, 21 November 1998
Author: Chris J. from Seattle, WA

An alien vampire, with blank eyes, who usually wears sun glasses and business suit, (shades of Carpenter's They Live) needs blood injections to stay alive and send some lower class specimens of earth life to his home planet via his matter transformation machine.

Oh it's all great fun with a Corman who's who cast that includes the future star of Little Shop of Horror Jonathan Haze, the future star of Bucket of Blood, Dick Miller, the future ex girlfriend of Corman Beverly Garland, and Paul Birch as the dapper alien. The special effects are by the reliable Paul Blaisdell.

The film was originally co-billed with Attack of the Crab Monsters.

Campy, fun from start to finish.

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