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Night of the Blood Beast
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Writers:
Gene Corman (story)
Martin Varno (writer)
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Release Date:
August 1958 (USA) See more »
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No girl was safe as long as this head-hunting thing roamed the land!
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An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
 
Writing credits
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Gene Corman  story
Martin Varno  writer

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Laszlo 
 
Cinematography by
John M. Nickolaus Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Jodie Copelan 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Thomas .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob White .... assistant director (as Robert White)
 
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Karl Brainard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Herman Lewis .... sound
 

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62 min
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Shot in seven days.See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
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Dr. Alex Wyman:A wounded animal that large isn't good!See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Blood and Resurrection, 9 April 2010
Author: flapdoodle64 from Portland, OR, United States

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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