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Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 June 1976 (USA)
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 ...
Police Captain McCabe
Francine Kessler ...
Timothy Wayne Brown ...
Dr. Sutton
Crawford MacCallum ...
Dr. Lawrence
Jeanne Swain ...
Caroline Harris
Alan Swain ...
Sid Harris
Tim Butler ...
Budd Keeler
Fred McCaffrey ...
Dr. Rizzo
Gary Kanin ...
The Newscaster


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


Horror | Sci-Fi






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Track of the Moonbeast  »

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Did You Know?


According to actress Leigh Drake, her role was initially supposed to be played by Cheri Caffaro. See more »


When Johnny is in the x-ray room explaining the mythology, he is obviously reading his lines, as one can see his eyes moving back and forth line by line. 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 »


Referenced in Spaceballs (1987) See more »


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Written by Frank Larrabee
Sung by Frank Larrabee
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12 February 2003 | by 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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