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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror  |  December 1977 (USA)
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An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

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"You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn," exclaims Alex Rebar. Apparently, somehow this causes him to start melting and eating people, such as a nurse in the tightest fitting nurse's outfit ever, a nerdy fisherman, a horny old couple who simply can't keep their hands off each other in a car. To save the day comes Doctor Ted Nelson! Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Shot in fourteen days. See more »

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While the Melting Man is creeping around, the sunlight changes between shots from late sundown to mid-afternoon, and then immediately to the middle of the night. See more »

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Steve West: You've never seen anything, til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn!
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Incredible is one word to describe it...
4 March 2001 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The acting in this film is rotten, the music similarly crass, and the plot so full of holes it's surprising they were able to string a movie together from it. But...

It's very funny.

Watch this with some mates and you can all have a laugh as the sheer stupidity of it all unfolds in front of you. Why does that nurse run through a glass door? Why does Steve lurk around his friends house, fertilising the garden? Pre-pubescent kids taking a puff? And what's with the head in the waterfall?

I'm sure the intention was to make a genuinely scary film, but it's more like an Ed Wood effort. The only thing they managed to do well was the effects.


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