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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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Alex Rebar ...
Burr DeBenning ...
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Michael Alldredge ...
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Lisle Wilson ...
Cheryl Smith ...
The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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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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The Ghoul from Outer Space  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The films budget was so low that the production couldn't afford stock footage of Saturn for its opening scene. Instead public domain stock footage of the sun and a moon satellite was used for the scene where Scorpio V orbits Saturn. See more »

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Saturn is a gas giant and has no surface to speak of, just millions of square miles of clouds. This means it is literally impossible for a spacecraft to land there. See more »

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Second Security Guard: Who the hell are you?
Dr. Ted Nelson: I'm Dr. Ted Nelson!
First Security Guard: Don't move!
Dr. Ted Nelson: LISTEN TO ME I'M DOCTOR TED NELSON!
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Referenced in Revenge of the Radioactive Reporter (1990) See more »

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In space nobody can hear you...melt!
3 October 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"The Incredible Melting Man" is a fantastically gross, trashy and energetic Z-grade production that every self-respecting camp-horror freak simply has to see for him/herself! The ideal way to describe this low-budget 70's gem is like a shameless copy of Hammer's "The Quatermass Xperiment" ...only a thousand times filthier! Astronaust Steve West is the only survivor of a disastrous space-mission, but turns out the carrier of a horrible disease that makes him radioactive and ... causes him to melt! In shock after seeing his face in the mirror (can you blame him?), Steve busts out of the hospital, leaving a trail of sticky pus and fallen off body parts behind. Doctor Ted Nelson has to find him urgently, as the disease also set Steve up with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. The premise may sound utterly stupid but this flick is enormously entertaining and contains great make-up effects from the hand of Rick Baker. The melting dude's face looks like a rotting pizza and his heavy breathing makes him sound like Darth Vader! Another big advantage is that William Sachs' screenplay doesn't waste any time on tedious scientific explanations or emotional speeches. The repulsiveness starts right away and lasts until the very last moment of the film. Just enjoy this silly horror gem and try to switch off your brain activity as much as you can because, if you start contemplating about the many stupidities in the script, you'll miss out on all the campy fun!


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