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Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

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A young man is transformed into a hideous "moon beast" due to a meteor fragment lodged in his body.

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Chase Cordell ...
Paul G. Carlson
Leigh Drake ...
Kathy Nolan (as Donna Leigh Drake)
Gregorio Sala ...
Patrick Wright ...
Francine Kessler ...
Timothy Wayne Brown ...
Crawford MacCallum ...
Jeanne Swain ...
Alan Swain ...
Fred McCaffrey ...
Tim Butler ...
Gary Kanin ...
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Professor "Johnny Longbow" Salina, a man who really knows his stews, introduces Paul Carlson to the practical-joking Kathy Nolan. Paul and Kathy seem to hit it off rather well but, during a meteor storm, a meteorite fragment strikes Paul, burying itself deep in his skull, which has the unpleasant side-effect of causing Paul to mutate into a giant reptilian monster at night and go on murderous rampages. It turns out that this sort of thing has happened before, when Professor Salina rediscovers ancient Native American paintings detailing a similar event many centuries ago. Kathy, however, still loves Paul, and tries to save him. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The Rising Moon Creates A Monster

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Shot in September 1972, then sat on the shelf for 4 years, looking for a distributor. In the end, it went straight to television. See more »

Goofs

Midway through the movie, when Paul is suffering from the Moon Beast illness, the camera zooms in on an obvious photo of the full moon. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Nolan: But you're going to kill him with a bow and arrow?
Johnny Longbow: Not with just any old bow and arrow but with this!
[shows a bow with a asteroid]
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The movie has no ending credits at all, not even the traditional 'the end' title card. The final scene just fades to black. See more »

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Referenced in Spaceballs (1987) See more »

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California Lady
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Sung by Frank Larrabee
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now I understand
1 June 2005 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

I finally understand where the Power Rangers got their monsters from, from movies like these. I actually think this one appeared in one of the episodes as well.

My god, the movie was horrible. I felt asleep, even with the comment of the MST3K guys, which makes the movie more amusing. Picture this.....you got a blond haired trained guy, a stereotype blond chick with the lowest IQ possible, but with a nice body. 5 minutes after they met, they act like they have been lovers for years (I am quite jealous on that ;-)). Now, here it comes.....on a beautiful night there is a meteor shower with rocks from the moon. Magnets cause rays, rays cause mutation......you wonder where it is going? You have to see it to believe it.......or not ;-)


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