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The Hideous Sun Demon (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 April 1962 (Mexico)
After exposure to radiation, an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Gilbert McKenna
Patricia Manning ... Ann Russell
Nan Peterson ... Trudy Osborne
... Dr. Frederick Buckell
Fred La Porta ... Dr. Jacob Hoffman
Peter Similuk ... George Messorio
William White ... Police Lt. Peterson (as Bill Hampton)
Robert Garry ... Dr. Stern
Donna King ... Suzy's Mother
Xandra Conkling ... Suzy
Del Courtney ... Radio Deejay
Richard Cassarino ... Barfly / Man on Beach with Kids / Policeman (as Cass Richards)
Helen Joseph
Darryl Westbrook
Bill Currie
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After exposure to radiation, an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.

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Thermodynamic horror from outer space! See more »

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$58,500 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the scene where the radio announcer is warning the public about the killer on the loose, he finishes by saying "I return to music by the King Sisters". Robert Clarke was married to Alyce King of the singing King Sister and later appeared on their TV show. See more »

Goofs

When Gil fight the cop on the top of the storage tank he has stains on both the front and the back of his pants. In the next scene as he runs up the stairs the stain on the front is not there but when he turns to confront the cop it has reappeared. See more »

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Trudy Osborne: [playing the piano, and singing] Strange Pursuit, The pursuit of love, Is a strange compelling desire. Though you're near, You're not mine to hold, And I want the joy your lips inspire. / My heart is bare, You know I care, Will you take my love, or throw it away? Please let me know, Just "yes" or "no." Why the great suspense in this game you play? / Strange Pursuit, The pursuit of love, Has me breathless with a burning fire. On and on, Goes the maddening chase. Never ending is love's strange ...
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Strange Pursuit
Sung by Marilyn King (as Marylyn King)
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Definitely a must for any B-movie collection
28 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

6 reasons why you should watch it?

1. Robert Clarke's quasi convincing performance during the "why me? Why Me? WHY ME?" scene. Quasi. 2. The worst fake-piano playing (by Trudy-Nan Peterson) in the history of cinema. Mind you, you don't notice it the first time round. You're too busy looking at something else. 3. Watch the Sun Demon slaughter a dog. Definitely not politically correct. 4. Does the Sun Demon make love with Trudy on the beach? We'll never know. 5. The Sun Demon's car. It's brilliant. Too bad we don't know the make. 6. The Sun Demon didn't really run over the policeman. Or did He?

I could go on but I don't want to spoil the movie.


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