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Monster on the Campus (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 17 December 1958 (USA)
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writer:

David Duncan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Franz ... Prof. Donald Blake
Joanna Moore ... Madeline Howard
Judson Pratt ... Lt. Mike Stevens
Nancy Walters ... Sylvia Lockwood
Troy Donahue ... Jimmy Flanders
Phil Harvey ... Sgt. Powell
Helen Westcott ... Nurse Molly Riordan
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Prof. Gilbert Howard
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Oliver Cole
Ross Elliott ... Sgt. Eddie Daniels
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Storyline

A college professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

Co-ed beauty captive of man-monster! Campus terror! Students victims of terror-beast! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster in the Night See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut for Nancy Walters. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning scene when they are unloading the prehistoric fish from the van, you can see a reflection of the cameraman on the window of the van. See more »

Quotes

Professor Donald Blake: Ah, the human female in the perfect state - helpless and silent.
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Crazy Credits

The one-sheet poster lists "The Beast" as the sixth cast member. See more »

Connections

Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Monster on the Campus (1958) (1981) See more »

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Great, rare movie
23 June 2006 | by jonm11100See all my reviews

If you're a 50's "B" movie fan like I am, this is a gem. I saw this film back when i was a kid, something like 1962 or so, and it hasn't been on T.V. in years. I have a VHS copy of it but would love to find it on DVD sometime in the future. When a caveman throws a hatchet and it hits a cop square in the face, it leaves an impression on you when you're 10 years old. Of course, by today's standards, it looks kinda hokey, but you have to keep in mind that movies like this one "pioneered" this type of movie. I wouldn't trade a 50's "B" flick for all the new garbage in the world. Like, what could measure up to movies such as the transparency of "The Amazing Colossal Man" and "War Of The Colossal Beast?" Ah yes, those were the days. Back when sci-fi movies didn't have to be VULGAR to be entertaining. The special effects didn't even have to be good - we STILL loved it! I sure wish the Time Tunnel was a reality - I'd go back there in a new york second!


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