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Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  August 1958 (USA)
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An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens.

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Storyline

An astronaut returns from space dead. The base that recovered him is then cut off from the outside world by an alien. The revival of the dead astronaut, the death of a scientist, and the discovery of alien embryos inside the resurrected astronaut's body bodes ill for the survival of those trapped at the base and the rest of humanity. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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No girl was safe as long as this head-hunting thing roamed the land!

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August 1958 (USA)  »

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The Creature from Galaxy 27  »

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$68,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The alien costume would later be featured again in the film Teenage Cave Man (1958). Ross Sturlin portrayed the monster in both films. See more »

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A close-up of the bottom half of the creature reveals that its feet are actually shoes. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Wyman: A wounded animal that large isn't good!
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Blood and Resurrection
9 April 2010 | by (Portland, OR, United States) – See all my reviews

Considering that the crew appear to have constructed the prop space capsule out of a septic tank, this is a decent little el cheapo scifi flick.

A film buff with the slightest knowledge of the major auteurs goes into a B/W 1958 Roger Corman scifi film with a certain set of expectations. Within such parameters, this is a surprisingly well-made film, tense, moody, interesting, and moving along a pace that corresponds well with the plausibility factor. While none of the acting is spectacular, it is all competent and sometimes impressive. The script is surprisingly intelligent, especially considering the title. The title, however corny it may be, works well in this film due the portions of the plot dealing with the death and resurrection of an astronaut.

There is a small bit of FX and monster make up in this film; you will be thankful to find out that it does not clash with the septic tank space capsule.

Overall, this is an honest, well-constructed little drive-in type scifi/horror film that does the job it was designed for and more. It makes more sense, and is more satisfying than watching all the episodes of the new version of 'V.'


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