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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.

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Gene Corman (story), Martin Varno (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Michael Emmet 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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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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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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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Produced by exploitation filmmaker Roger Corman and his brother Gene, 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, Steve Dunlap, Georgianna Carter and Tyler McVey. See more »

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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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Funny Low-Budget Sci-Fi Produced by Roger Corman
3 September 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The astronaut Steve Dunlap (John Baer) dies after crashing his rocket on Earth. His body is recovered by the base rescue team and examined by Dr. Alex Wyman (Tyler McVey) and Dr. Julie Benson (Angela Greene), who is Steve's fiancée. Out of the blue, Steve resurrects and Dr. Benson discovers that his body is impregnated with Alien embryos; further, the team finds that an alien (Ross Sturlin) has arrived in Steve's spacecraft.

When Dr. Wyman is murdered by the alien, Major John Corcoran (Michael Emmet) and Dave Randall (Ed Nelson) decide to destroy the creature. But Steve is mentally connected to the alien and believes that the creature has peaceful intentions and tries to protect it. But when Steve learns that the alien is an invader, he takes an ultimate decision to protect the earthlings.

"Night of the Blood Beast" is a funny and underrated low-budget sci-fi produced by Roger Corman. This type of black and white Z-movie, with bad acting and poor special effects, is part of my childhood and maybe that is the reason why I find most of them cult. "Night of the Blood Beast" is a sort of grandfather of 1979 "Alien" or 1999 "The Astronaut's Wife" and entertains. My note is five.

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