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Night Fright (1967)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1967 (USA)
A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.

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Sheriff Clint Crawford
Carol Gilley ...
Nurse Joan Scott
Ralph Baker Jr. ...
Chris Jordan
Dorothy Davis ...
Judy
Bill Thurman ...
Deputy Ben Whitfield
Roger Ready ...
Prof. Alan Clayton
Gary McLain ...
Wes Blau
Darlene Drew ...
Darlene Scott
Frank Jolly ...
Rex Bowers
Bill Holly ...
Deputy Pat Lance
Janiz Menshew ...
Carla
Russ Marker ...
Mitch
Toni Pearce ...
Betty - Waitress
Christi Simmons ...
Annie
Brenda Venus ...
Sue
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A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Fright Night  »

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Trivia

Re-released in Great Britain under the title of "E.T.N.: The Extraterrestrial Nasty" during the Video Nasty era. The VHS cover itself was actually a doctored E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) poster made to look like a gory rip-off. See more »

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During the climax, the day-for-night footage is tinted very unevenly, making the sequence appear to change from day to night and back again between shots. This is most noticeable when the men with rifles are shown; they appear to be waiting in broad daylight, although the scene takes place after midnight. See more »

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Chris Jordan: Look, I'm telling you this for your own good.
Rex Bowers: Well, I'm fed up taking orders, lover boy. You go take your advice and peddle it somewhere else.
Chris Jordan: Now listen Rex...
Rex Bowers: No, you listen! Nobody invited you and little Miss Sunday School out here. This is our private blast and if you don't dig it, split!
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Lame sci-fi horror
25 May 2009 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This cheap and rubbish film is about a NASA test rocket that is sent into space with a cargo of animals. It vanishes for a while then unexpectedly returns, crash landing in a forest, unleashing a vicious mutant creature.

Like many films of this type, Night Fright, features dumb teenagers boogieing on down to 60's surf music before being killed. None of the murders, however, are even remotely memorable, as we don't really see anything. One thing we do see, however, is that one of the teenagers appears to be about 40 years old and sports a quite impressively silly haircut.

For a creature feature to work, it really has to present its monster to the viewer properly. In this film, however, we only get the briefest glimpses of the monster. It seems to sort of resemble the alien from Robot Monster. But I'm not sure; as the photography was so dark I simply couldn't make out what the hell was going on a lot of the time. Although, my gut feeling was that I probably wasn't missing very much.


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