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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

 -  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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Alex Rebar ...
Burr DeBenning ...
Myron Healey ...
Michael Alldredge ...
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Lisle Wilson ...
Cheryl Smith ...
The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Julie Drazen ...
Stuart Edmond Rodgers ...
Little Boy
Chris Witney ...
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Edwin Max ...
Dorothy Love ...
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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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astronaut | sun | hospital | fisherman | cat | See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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December 1977 (USA)  »

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The Ghoul from Outer Space  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Famed director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense) has a credited role as Matt Winters. See more »

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Sheriff Blake only has a revolver when he talks to the bums along the railroad and then, minutes later, he also has a shotgun. See more »

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[it's lunch time at the Nelson home]
Dr. Ted Nelson: Steve escaped.
Judy Nelson: Oh God. What're you gonna do?
Dr. Ted Nelson: Uh... did you get some crackers? I told you yesterday that we needed some crackers.
Judy Nelson: Oh, I forgot. I knew there was something... Y'know there's uh, there's a pad right by the phone y'know, you could write it down too.
[she brings over his soup]
Judy Nelson: So what about Steve?
Dr. Ted Nelson: So, we don't have any crackers?
Judy Nelson: Ted. Steve?
Dr. Ted Nelson: Steve? I've got to go out and find Steve.
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Melting Goo Man Terrorizes Some People in a Very Dark Place
26 April 1999 | by (Mooport Moos, VA) – See all my reviews

Well. Astronaut Steve West sits in a plastic space capsule, commenting that "you haven't lived until you've seen the sun through the rings of Saturn", all the while the obvious mid-day sunlight is streaming through the window, when suddenly he has a nose bleed. Next, West is back home in some secret hospital, a melting gelatinous mass who goes berserk and causes a chunky nurse to run through a fake glass door. Apparently, West "gets stronger as he melts", which makes about as much sense as anything in this hopelessly purile, adle-brained moovie. Then this dopey "Army Brass", who looks kind of like Coleman Francis (director of many bad moovies) tries to cover the info up, but goo man runs around killing everyone he sees because he is melting. He attacks a bickering old couple because he is melting. He makes one terrible actress scream and moan helplessly for about 10 minutes because he is melting. He is melting because he is melting. The fx by the slumming Rick Baker are supposed to be the star here, but they just look hokey. The film is poorly shot and everything looks so dark and muddled that it's very difficult making out what's what - not that it would help any. MooCow says who cut the cheese with this one?? :=8P ps - "Didn't you get any crackers?"


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