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Nightbeast (1982)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  November 1982 (USA)
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Baltimore filmaker Don Dohler does an update on his 1979 film "The Alien Factor" this time only a single alien(reptilian looking)crash landing near a small town and going on a rampage.

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Sheriff Jack Cinder
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Jamie Lambert
Karin Kardian ...
Lisa Kent
George Stover ...
Steven Price
Don Leifert ...
Drago
Anne Frith ...
Ruth Sherman
Eleanor Herman ...
Mary Jane
Richard Dyszel ...
Mayor Bert Wicker
Greg Dohler ...
Greg
Kim Dohler ...
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Monica Neff ...
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Glenn Barnes ...
Glenn
Rose Wolfe ...
Glenn's Girl
Jerry Schuerholz ...
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Hank Stuhmer ...
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Baltimore filmaker Don Dohler does an update on his 1979 film "The Alien Factor" this time only a single alien(reptilian looking)crash landing near a small town and going on a rampage. Written by Humberto Amador

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It only comes out at night...And, sometimes, during the day.
20 July 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Don Dohler MUST have grew up during the fifties/early sixties and been a tremendously big fan of the monster-movies of that period! How else could you justify the handful of cheesy Sci-Fi horror movies that he unleashed upon the world during the first half of the 1980's? His movies all revolve on the exact same storyline of an alien monster invading a remote little redneck-town and killing the locals. "Nightbeast" is by far superior to "The Galaxy Invader" and "The Alien Factor", but still a pretty inept and laughable movie. The monster, which resemblances a hairless gorilla with fangs, lands on earth, takes out his laser gun and starts shooting random people so they disappear into thin air. He occasionally also rips hillbillies' heads off or their guts out, but he never seems to attempt to take over our planet or anything. Why is he here? Nobody knows and nobody even bothers to wonder about it. Thanks to the monster's arrival, the local sheriff also realizes that he's in love with his deputy! How convenient is that? Most of the time, you get the impression that the players completely worked without a script! They all just do and say what they feel is best, and Don Dohler doesn't mind because he's happy already for making another cheesy monster movie! There's some outrageous gore and gratuitous nudity, so I don't assume any 80's horror fan will complain. Heck, even the title can't be taken seriously, as the intergalactic King Kong eliminates as many people during the day as he does at night! It's true what the other reviewer said: they just don't make 'em like this anymore.


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