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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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Cast overview:
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 ...
The Newscaster
Frank Larrabee ...
Lead Singer
Joe Blasco ...


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 <>

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The Rising Moon Creates A Monster


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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 »


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Bat People (1974) See more »


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Written by Frank Larrabee
Sung by Frank Larrabee
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12 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this little beauty at the Ranch Drive-In back in 1977. I believe it was the late late show that weekend. The hot babe in the short shorts always stuck out in my mind. This girl alone was worth the price of admission. Track of the Moon Beast is your typical 1970's mutant monster flick. Not bad, but not good either. Definate cheese to say the least. The creature is cool. The acting lame. But that is what B movies are all about. I do recommend this one. I won't give anything away, just in case someone reads this who hasn't seen it. This flick is available on DVD! I got my copy as part of a triple feature. Track Of The Moon Beast, Snowbeast, and Creature. All three cheesy classics on one DVD. And for the low price of $8.99! What a deal. So pop up some corn and have a good time! I gave this one 8 out of 10.

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