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Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Horror | August 1958 (USA)
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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$68,000 (estimated)
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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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When Steve runs into the cave after the creature, the sound indicates that he is really running on a wood floor. See more »

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Dr. Alex Wyman: A wounded animal that large isn't good!
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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More literary science fiction than prop filled space opera
5 April 2002 | by (Stillwater, OK, US) – See all my reviews

This movie was not deserving of being MST3K'ed. It clearly predates the American space program, and didn't have a huge budget. But what this movie had was a decent plot that didn't use random action sequences to move things forward, and several very thoughtful moments. It owes more to literary science fiction than to the ray guns of space opera, a very good thing in my book.

Okay, I'll admit there were some very hokey lines and some very ludicrous special effects. But it was still a good movie, all in all.


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