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The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

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After exposure to radiation, an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Clarke ...
Patricia Manning ...
Nan Peterson ...
Patrick Whyte ...
Dr. Frederick Buckell
Fred La Porta ...
Dr. Jacob Hoffman
Peter Similuk ...
William White ...
Police Lt. Peterson (as Bill Hampton)
Robert Garry ...
Dr. Stern
Donna King ...
Suzy's Mother
Xandra Conkling ...
Suzy
Del Courtney ...
Radio Deejay
Richard Cassarino ...
Barfly / Man on Beach with Kids / Policeman (as Cass Richards)
Helen Joseph
Darryl Westbrook
Bill Currie
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After exposure to radiation, an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.

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The Blaze Of The Sun Made Him A Monster! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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12 April 1962 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Saurus  »

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$58,500 (estimated)
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Trivia

Robert Clarke later helped spoof this movie when it was re-dubbed and re-released as What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon (1983) See more »

Goofs

During a scuffle between George and Gil at Trudy's house, George pulls out a Colt .45 handgun and forces Gil outside. But when the scene resumes outside, the gun is now a Luger. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Frederick Buckell: Liquor and science don't mix well, apparently.
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Connections

Referenced in Regenerated Man (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Pursuit
Sung by Nan Peterson
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Worth seeing for two reasons
5 February 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

This semi-professional low-budget horror film is worth seeing for two reasons: The tormented performance of Robert Clarke in the title role, and the terrific creature makeup. The film does have its weaknesses; the low budget shows, and we see (or, rather, we hear) several good examples of why a film's dialog track is rarely recorded on location but usually dubbed in later in a studio: Several of this film's locations were acoustically unsuitable, as the soundtrack clearly reveals. Nevertheless, I still insist that this film, with a title creature that's certainly original, offers rewards for patient viewers.


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