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Night Fright (1967)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1967 (USA)
A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.


James A. Sullivan


Russ Marker (story by), Russ Marker (screenplay by)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Agar ... Sheriff Clint Crawford
Carol Gilley Carol Gilley ... Nurse Joan Scott
Ralph Baker Jr. Ralph Baker Jr. ... Chris Jordan
Dorothy Davis ... Judy
Bill Thurman ... Deputy Ben Whitfield
Roger Ready Roger Ready ... Prof. Alan Clayton
Gary McLain Gary McLain ... Wes Blau
Darlene Drew Darlene Drew ... Darlene Scott
Frank Jolly Frank Jolly ... Rex Bowers
Bill Hollingsworth ... Deputy Pat Lance (as Bill Holly)
Janiz Menshew Janiz Menshew ... Carla
Russ Marker Russ Marker ... Mitch
Toni Pearce Toni Pearce ... Betty - Waitress
Christi Simmons Christi Simmons ... Annie
Brenda Venus Brenda Venus ... Sue


A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

November 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fright Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA


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$18,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


GGOF:'At one point the sherrif tosses the wrapped plaster cast of the creature's footprint to the reporter. Shortly thereafter when the sherrif and the professor study the cast it is noticeably larger. See more »


When Clint, Ben, and Wes discuss the attack on Buddy and Mary, the bodies are described as being grotesquely mauled; however, the white interior of the car in which they were attacked is spotless, with no blood anywhere. See more »


Chris Jordan: But... but seriously, have you... have you ever thought about... oh, sometimes when I'm alone I think about things that we don't know about... about the sky and the earth and the air and the wind... or even this leaf.
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Lame sci-fi horror
25 May 2009 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

This cheap and rubbish film is about a NASA test rocket that is sent into space with a cargo of animals. It vanishes for a while then unexpectedly returns, crash landing in a forest, unleashing a vicious mutant creature.

Like many films of this type, Night Fright, features dumb teenagers boogieing on down to 60's surf music before being killed. None of the murders, however, are even remotely memorable, as we don't really see anything. One thing we do see, however, is that one of the teenagers appears to be about 40 years old and sports a quite impressively silly haircut.

For a creature feature to work, it really has to present its monster to the viewer properly. In this film, however, we only get the briefest glimpses of the monster. It seems to sort of resemble the alien from Robot Monster. But I'm not sure; as the photography was so dark I simply couldn't make out what the hell was going on a lot of the time. Although, my gut feeling was that I probably wasn't missing very much.

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