Monster on the Campus (1958)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 May 1959 (Finland)
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The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.



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A college professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal. Written by Jeremy Lunt <>

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1 May 1959 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Monster in the Night  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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When Professor Blake calls Madagascar he speaks to Dr Moreau, a reference to the H.G. Wells novel, "The Island of Doctor Moreau". See more »


When we see the "anthropoid's" face for the first time, the bottom of the mask is clearly visible. See more »


Professor Donald Blake: Ah, the human female in the perfect state - helpless and silent.
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The one-sheet poster lists "The Beast" as the sixth cast member. See more »


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Great, rare movie
23 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you're a 50's "B" movie fan like I am, this is a gem. I saw this film back when i was a kid, something like 1962 or so, and it hasn't been on T.V. in years. I have a VHS copy of it but would love to find it on DVD sometime in the future. When a caveman throws a hatchet and it hits a cop square in the face, it leaves an impression on you when you're 10 years old. Of course, by today's standards, it looks kinda hokey, but you have to keep in mind that movies like this one "pioneered" this type of movie. I wouldn't trade a 50's "B" flick for all the new garbage in the world. Like, what could measure up to movies such as the transparency of "The Amazing Colossal Man" and "War Of The Colossal Beast?" Ah yes, those were the days. Back when sci-fi movies didn't have to be VULGAR to be entertaining. The special effects didn't even have to be good - we STILL loved it! I sure wish the Time Tunnel was a reality - I'd go back there in a new york second!

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