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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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The Creature


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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Release Date:

August 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Creature from Galaxy 27  »

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$68,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Even Baby Boomers Must Be Amazed
29 September 2002 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

Typical of the "Z" sci-fi films of the fifties, the viewing of Night of the Blood Beast takes significant time-warp calibration in order to appreciate it. Even Baby Boomers must be amazed at how much progress the world has seen in four decades. Night of the Blood Beast sure served its purpose at the time, but by today's standards is a clunky relic. One major redeemable factor, though, is the unrelenting grimness of the movie. Kowalski brought the same dark tone to Attack of the Giant Leeches, a less talky and cohesive film. One curious observation is the extensive footage of the shirtless and hairy-chested astronaut. Hollywood almost always insisted on bare-chested men being shaved -- weird as it may seem. There are other envelope-pushing facets in Blood Beast (and Giant Leeches) if you look close enough. Kowalski probably knew what he was doing.

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