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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

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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Steven West, astronaut from Saturn, is melting. He must have human cells to survive. He is a living time bomb! See more »

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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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Trivia

Assistant director Don Walters cameos in the film as the photographer that stumbles upon the fisherman's corpse. See more »

Goofs

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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Steve West: You've never seen anything, til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn!
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Referenced in Revenge of the Radioactive Reporter (1990) See more »

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the movie monster that needs a bucket.
27 October 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

After a mishap in space, an astronaut returns to Earth where he starts turning into a murderous melting monster.

I must admit that while watching this B monster movie my opinion of it did change a few times. At first, after the first 15 minutes or so, I thought that this was going to be one cheesy mess of a movie. However I found myself enjoying this campy flick the further I got into it. I mainly have the great makeup effects of a young Rick Baker to thank for it too! Baker's talents are evident even in this early movie with it's bloody good makeup work. The oozing melting man effects are impressive for a low-budget production. There's also a great death-by-power line scene.

Still, this movie isn't flawless now. The performances of the cast are pretty weak and the movie has its share of silly scenes - like an overacting nurse running through a window to escape the title character or a scene where an elderly couple decide to steal some lemons and end-up paying big time!

The Incredible Melting Man is a mixed-bag of B horror fun. Nothing to be taken seriously, for sure, but B horror fans may just dig it.

** 1/2 out of ****


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