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Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | May 1978 (USA)
A young man is transformed into a hideous "moon beast" due to a meteor fragment lodged in his body.

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(as Dick Ashe)

Writers:

(as William Finger),
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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 ...
Tim Butler ...
Fred McCaffrey ...
Gary Kanin ...
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Storyline

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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PG
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Trivia

Paul's pet lizard is a rare Komodo Dragon: the closest living descendant of the dinosaurs, as Paul says to Cathy in the movie. The lizard was filmed at a different location from the actors. 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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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 »


Soundtracks

California Lady
Written by Frank Larrabee
Sung by Frank Larrabee
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Childhood movie memories meets dust-bin dwellers.
5 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Track of the Moon Beast (1976), aww, this movie brings back memories of watching movies late at night when I was a child. I would stay up late watching horrible movies on UHF channels on an old black and white TV. Curiosity killed the cat they say. These movies are like car wrecks. You know they're bad but something compels you to watch them.

Track of the Moon Beast is one of those. Everything about this movie is bad. The acting, budget and script. The low budget f/x wasn't bad.But there's absolutely nothing to recommend about this film. A young man is bonked in the head by a space rock. Soon he turns into a space creature who maims innocent night owls. His Indian buddy knows all about the curse because it happened to his tribe many moons ago. Can the Indian help his buddy before it's too late? I don't know and don't ask. But if you must, catch it on a re-run of MST3k.

No fun.


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