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Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | August 1958 (USA)
An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens.

Writers:

Gene Corman (story), Martin Varno (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Emmet ... Maj. John Corcoran
Angela Greene ... Dr. Julie Benson
John Baer ... Steve Dunlap
Ed Nelson ... Dave Randall
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Dr. Alex Wyman
Georgianna Carter Georgianna Carter ... Donna Bixby
Ross Sturlin Ross Sturlin ... The Creature
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Storyline

An astronaut returns from space dead. The base that recovered him is then cut off from the outside world by an alien. The revival of the dead astronaut, the death of a scientist, and the discovery of alien embryos inside the resurrected astronaut's body bodes ill for the survival of those trapped at the base and the rest of humanity. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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No girl was safe as long as this head-hunting thing roamed the land!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Produced by exploitation filmmaker Roger Corman and his brother Gene Corman, it was one of the first films directed by Bernard L. Kowalski and was written by first-time screenwriter Martin Varno, who was 21 years old. It starred several actors who had regularly worked with Roger Corman, including Michael Emmet, Ed Nelson, John Baer, Georgianna Carter and Tyler McVey. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Julie Benson refers to Steve Dunlap ('John Baer') as "John". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Wyman: A wounded animal that large isn't good!
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Connections

Referenced in Attack of the Octopus People (2010) See more »

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11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

** (out of 4)

An astronaut crash lands on Earth, killing him instantly. Hours later he comes back to life with baby aliens growing inside of him. There's also an overgrown parrot looking alien killing people. Roger Corman served as Executive Producer so with that in mind you should know what to expect. The film has a really low budget but this adds to some of the charm. The performances are pretty bad but again, this adds some brief laughs. The direction is rather nice, which makes up for the low budget but the monster is quite funny looking. Roger's brother, Gene, wrote the story and screenplay.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Creature from Galaxy 27 See more »

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Budget:

$68,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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