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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 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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Thermodynamic horror from outer space! 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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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

When Gil fight the cop on the top of the storage tank he has stains on both the front and the back of his pants. In the next scene as he runs up the stairs the stain on the front is not there but when he turns to confront the cop it has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gilbert McKenna: You are not going to find out anything that way, Dr. Hoffman, my heart is all right.
Dr. Jacob Hoffman: No, Gil, you must let us doctors play our games, won't we? We are like acorns, you know? We like to show off.
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A radiation accident gone extremely bad!!
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought the movie and watched it yesterday..I thought it was above average for a B-movie..I have seen recent movies a lot worse then this..a little slow in parts but I felt kind of saddened for the guy/monster in the end for him,since he didn't ask for this radiation accident..but all in all I felt it was worth the money and to have it as a collection,since I am a huge fan of 50's science fiction movies.Just remember,you have to realize this was made back in the 50's..so the special effects aren't like they are computerized or anything like now,but I thought they did a good job with the costume as a lizard man.Actually it was harder work for everyone then to make a monster then now.There certainly where some very exciting/creepy/scary moments throughout the movie and making it black and white really added to the horror of it all.


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