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Night of the Blood Beast
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Gene Corman (story)
Martin Varno (writer)
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Release Date:
August 1958 (USA) See more »
No girl was safe as long as this head-hunting thing roamed the land!
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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Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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)
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
Sound Department
Herman Lewis .... sound

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62 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #19092) | West Germany:16

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: Dr. Julie Benson refers to Steve Dunlap ('John Baer') as "John".See more »
Dr. Alex Wyman:A wounded animal that large isn't good!See more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Sci-fi beefcake, 17 November 2007
Author: ace-150 from United States

An entertaining piece of low budget schlock. Despite the cheesy production values, it's quite well done. A zombified, hairy chested scientist, denied the opportunity to wear a shirt after his pseudodemise, is impregnated with alien sea monkeys, clearly an homage to the ads inside comic books of the era. Why is it that, when Roger Corman is involved, there's a always a shirtless, hairy chested scientist, e.g. Giant Leeches, Crab Monsters? I don't get it, but thanks a million, Roger. The plot and characters are no worse than in any other sci-fi from the fifties and all the actors are veterans of genre TV and movies. The lighting is sometimes good, the score is theremin heavy with an occasional moment of Felliniesque jauntiness. The monster is post-nuclear Sesame Street, but after all the money spent on the sea monkey x-ray scene, you can't have everything. If you pay attention to the opening title sequence, you'll note that the rocket ship separates from its booster rocket and looks amazingly like the space shuttle. Sometimes they get it right.

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