A Scientist, experimenting with telekinetic powers enhanced by a nearby nuclear power plant succeeds in creating a new form of life. This new creature grows in intelligence until it finally escapes his laboratory. Once outside the lab, and closer to its nuclear power source it multiplies. The creature is also invisible, so no one knows what it looks like...
New Horrors! Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends! ...Taking form before your horrified eyes!
Did You Know?
This 1958 British production was based on "The Thought-Monster" by Amelia Reynolds Long
, which was published in the classic American pulp magazine "Weird Tales" in 1930. The story was originally submitted by Forrest J. Ackerman
in the late 1950s to American-International Pictures, which turned it down. AIP producer Alex Gordon
thought that his brother, New York-based producer Richard Gordon
, might be interested in it, so submitted it to him. Richard Gordon liked it, and his company Amalgamated Productions eventually produced it in England. See more
Most of the US Air Force personnel are played by British actors. When the Sergeant reports to Major Jeff Cummings early in the film, he incorrectly gives the Major a "British" salute, with the palm facing outward. Thompson returns the salute correctly, with the palm facing inward. See more
It's as if some mental vampire were at work.
Original UK cinema prints were cut by the BBFC to heavily reduce sounds and shots of gore from the climactic destruction of the creatures. The version shown by BBC as part of the Moviedrome season was the same cut cinema print, and this was later issued on UK DVD in 2003 on the 2 Entertain label. See more
29 May 1958 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Fiend Without a Face
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(RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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