2.6/10
647
23 user 17 critic

Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague^Òs source. Landing on a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach, the gunman rides to the rescue of the trapped passengers and ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Robert Dix, Scott Brady, Jim Davis
Action | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Scott Brady, John 'Bud' Cardos
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: John Carradine, Kent Taylor, Tommy Kirk
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Jewel thieves quickly dispose of the loot when the alarm is raised, then track down the family upon whose truck they threw them, meanly interrogating them in the hope of getting them back.

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: Roy Morton, Tacey Robbins, Kirk Duncan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

Russian spies secretly infect rabbits with a deadly bacteria, then let them loose in the U.S.

Director: James Landis
Stars: Michael Terr, Arch Hall Jr., Liz Renay
The Monitors (1969)
Certificate: M Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.

Director: Jack Shea
Stars: Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Larry Storch
Certificate: M Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Count Dracula and his wife capture beautiful young women and chain them in their dungeon, to be used when they need to satisfy their thirst for blood.

Directors: Al Adamson, Jean Hewitt
Stars: John Carradine, Paula Raymond, Alexander D'Arcy
Certificate: GP Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Director: Al Adamson
Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Anthony Eisley
The Sadist (1963)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Director: James Landis
Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Helen Hovey, Richard Alden
Rat Fink (1965)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: James Landis
Stars: Schuyler Haydn, Hal Bokar, Warrene Ott
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: James Goldstone
Stars: Richard Thomas, Catherine Burns, Desi Arnaz Jr.
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A desert family offers a traveling stranger its hospitality, but the stranger doesn't realize exactly what they have in store for him.

Director: Gunnar Hellström
Stars: Jack Lord, Susan Strasberg, Collin Wilcox Paxton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dr. Rynning
Robert Dix ...
Dr. Manning
Vicki Volante ...
Valerie
Joey Benson ...
Willy
Jennifer Bishop ...
Lian Malian
Bruce Powers ...
Cmdr. Steve Bryce
Fred Meyers ...
Bob Scott
Britt Semand ...
Linda
Edit

Storyline

In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague^Òs source. Landing on a mysterious planet they discover that Spectrum radiation has turned the atmosphere into a one-color tint. Exploring further, the group discovers living dinosaurs, a race of vampire cavemen, and other strange creatures. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll scream yourself into a state of shock!


Certificate:

GP
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Creatures from the Prehistoric Planet  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The cavemen footage is from a Filipino movie shot in 1965. The new US color footage was shot in 1966. The film itself wasn't released until 1970. See more »

Goofs

Although Robert Dix is billed in the credits as "Dr. Manning", he is referred to in the film as "Col. Manning". See more »

Connections

Edited from One Million B.C. (1940) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Another Al Adamson "masterpiece"
23 May 2000 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

I don't care how many people voted this movie a "1" out of 10, this movie is pure entertainment! There aren't very many painful moments, lots of great, fun scenes, and of course, the Adamson trademark of "cut and paste filmmaking".

"Vampire Men of the Lost Planet" (the video title) is a bizarre combination of horror and science fiction. The opening scenes include vampires attacking people in dark alleyways and actually manage to conjure up some atmosphere before ruining it by displaying obviously fake vampire fangs and dabs of blood on necks. Watch for Adamson himself as a vampire (with plastered back hair)! Now for the real movie...or at least Adamson's part of the movie: a team of astronauts are sent to a far-off planet that is believed to have sent the vampire virus to Earth to discover how to destroy them! Of course, by the end of the movie, the mission is forgotten and presumably the vampire epidemic is still running rampant, but what comes in-between is loads of fun! What follows is a mix of Adamson's footage (the astronauts and their cavegirl guide) and a Filipino caveman movie that is surprisingly well-made. The monsters are all in the Filipino movie and are inventive, to say the least. There are great scenes of warring cave tribes, vicious cave women who fight off their attackers, snake men with snakes protruding from their skin, lobster monsters eating cavemen as they cross a lake, and a simple plotline about the warring tribes venturing to get "fire water" (oil) in a valley. John Carradine is along for the ride, but never leaves the spaceship! Vicki Volante and Robert Dix play two lovers working at the launching pad. To make matters worse (better?), most of the film is tinted a certain color, changing every few minutes (the explanation is that the planet's atmosphere has varying levels of radiation). The reason for the tinting: Adamson's footage was in color and the Filipino monster movie in B&W.

Al Adamson. What an original! His films will always remain fun to watch for generations, even if small-minded people look for something else beneath the cheap surface. There isn't, so just sit back and enjoy them!


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Same league as Eddie Romero? rolykeates
Philippines rolykeates
Discuss Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?