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Queen of Blood (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | March 1966 (USA)
The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from ... See full summary »

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Allan Brenner
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Dr. Farraday
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Laura James
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Paul Grant
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Alien Queen
Robert Boon ...
Anders Brockman
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Tony Barrata
Robert Porter
Terry Lee
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Farraday's aide (as Forrest Ackerman)
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Woman on alien planet (archive footage)
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The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. (The plot thickens! :) Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself. (Ominous, is it not?) While most of the crew sleeps, the Alien female hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she is sleeping, and the guard is DEAD! Brief examination shows that the Alien ate his blood. THE QUEEN OF BLOOD! Naturally, there is a lot of blood plasma on the ship, so they feed the alien using that supply. When they are almost home, however, yet another crew member is eaten, a fight breaks out, and the alien is accidentally killed before she can finish the third guy. Phew! The ship lands on Earth, finally! But there is... Written by Markus Torpvret <torpvret@erlang.ericsson.se>

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Czech actress Florence Marly was a personal friend of director Harrington. He later said that he had to fight with Roger Corman in order to hire her "because she was an older woman. Harrington would say, "I'm sure he had some bimbo in mind, you know? So I fought for Marley because I felt she had the required exotic quality that would work in the role."Harrington also said Dennis Hopper "was like a part of my little team by then," so he agreed to also appear. See more »

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The Cyrillic letters CCCP (USSR) can be seen on the side of the "American" rocket ship, betraying the fact that this film used stock footage from a Russian sci-fi film. See more »

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Allan Brenner: [disgusted] She's a monster.
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Surprisingly eerie little grade-b space exploration film
19 April 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

While there are several grade-b horror films of the period that manage to be quite eerie and dreamlike ("Carnival of Souls" being the most prominent example), the low budget sci-fi films of the period often didn't manage this. "Queen of Blood" is an exception. For its admitted shoddiness, "Queen of Blood" manages to be quite unnerving at moments and the resolution is downright bizarre. If a film is to be judged solely on its original intentions, that "Queen of Blood" is some kind of success.

The direction by Curtis Harrington may be the reason for the quality. He knows how to conjure an atmosphere. The film at times reminds me of Mario Bava's "Planet of the Vampires", but I actually enjoy "Queen of Blood" more. This is because in addition to being eerie, its a terrifically entertaining drive-in movie. The cast seems like a psychotronic dream (John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, and Dennis Hopper, quite restrained at this period in his career). The film has some campy moments, but they're quite enjoyable in their own right. This is a definite improvement over AIP's previous pastiche of a Russian sci-fi film, "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet". Drive-in fans are suggested to track this rare gem down. (6/10)


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