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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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Sci-Fi | Horror

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Dr. Wyman is found dead and hanging from the ceiling, Dunlap says "He has no head." The next two long camera cuts that show the whole room clearly reveal a body with a head. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Wyman: A wounded animal that large isn't good!
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Would`ve liked to have seen this at the drive-in
24 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did however see this on TV in the late 60`s. Gemini/Apollo had already made the rocket and base seem ridiculous. Informal staff or what? I did stick with it and enjoyed the fleeting glimpses of the creature and plot weirdness. Possible shock landmarks: First movie with alien pregnancy? Near beheading? A previous review mentions a hairy chest.I recall that I too was smitten with Georgiana Carter somewhat and thought she had a contemporary beauty as compared to other 50`s sci-fi ladies. Unfortunately The Wild Ride with Jack Nicholson was all else she was in. Also thought Michael Emmet was OK in this and Attack Of The Giant Leeches. And of course Ed Nelson smokes cigarettes and adds energy to the proceedings. All in all one of my favorite 50`s schlock/sci-fi movies. Available at a nice price from Collectables. On the strength of being THE Georgianna Carter movie ** out of *****


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