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Queen of Blood (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | March 1966 (USA)
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Allan Brenner
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Dr. Farraday
Judi Meredith ...
Laura James
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Paul Grant
Florence Marly ...
Alien Queen
Robert Boon ...
Anders Brockman
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Tony Barrata
Robert Porter
Terry Lee
Forrest J. Ackerman ...
Farraday's aide (as Forrest Ackerman)
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T. Pochepa ...
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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alien | blood | rescue | 1990s | egg | See All (22) »

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NEW HIGHS in BLOOD CHILLING HORROR! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Flight to a Far Planet  »

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Trivia

Basil Rathbone was paid $1,500 to act for a day and a half on Queen of Blood, and $1,500 for half a day on Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965), another film that incorporated Russian film footage. Rathbone ended up working overtime and missed a meal. The Screen Actors Guild demanded overtime pay, plus a fine for the meal violation, but producer George Edwards produced footage that showed the delay was because Rathbone had not memorized all his lines and insisted on skipping lunch. See more »

Goofs

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: How are the musical spheres?
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In the ending credits, the last character credited is "Florence Marly as ?" See more »

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Terrific Visuals
19 April 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

The thing that really stands out in this film is the visual style which was largely borrowed from a Russian Science Fiction classic. I'd really love to see that film.

Of course the rest remains a lot of fun to watch as a young John Saxon and Dennis Hopper take flight to Mars and although it's paced a little too slowly, I still get a kick out of this movie especially the scene where the Alien Queen first sees Laura James. A likely inspiration for LIFEFORCE and possibly even ALIEN (although NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST , IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE and PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES are other contenders).

I get the feeling at the end of this that a further ending was originally planned given all the hints Saxon was dropping about the Earth's light on his face.


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