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

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Trivia:
Joe Piper was written as a brush salesman in an earlier draft of the script. Moreover, Dick Miller ad-libbed all his dialogue as Piper and came up with the idea to make Piper a vacuum cleaner salesman.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Dracula has competition, 16 September 2007
Author: huemannus from United States

Earth is in trouble. On the planet known as Davana, good fresh blood from subhuman earthlings is in high demand, so whatever you do, don't look at the collector's eyes. Poof….there goes your brain, burnt to a crisp. You have been "dispatched" and shortly after, you "donate" your blood to his nifty body-draining siphon-in-a-brief-case.

The collector has his own blood issues but with the help of his snoopy thug chauffeur he is able to motor around in a black 1957 Cad to get help from nurse Garland and do a little research in the local library. No need to worry about his ability to control people with mental telepathy, nor should you be concerned about that hi-tech dimensional warp cleverly disguised as his closet, the crematory and blood bank in the basement, or the ultra creepy floating bat thing with deformed antenna and a dome like skirt that he lets out of a glass tube to float through your window, envelope your head and do unspeakable things to your helpless noggin.

Before we all become blood donors for Davana's red cross, will we discover the collector's Achilles Heel in time to save nurse Beverly from a one way trip through the dimensional warp? The answer is not of this earth.

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