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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)




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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The girl near the beginning of the movie says of their scenic location, "All we need is a loaf of bread and a jug of wine." That is a partial quote from The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam. 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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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14 August 2011 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Something in the forest is killing and mutilating the denizens of a rural Texas community. Could it have something to do with the nearby crash of a recently launched rocket? Probably. Sheriff John Agar leads an investigation as the obligatory group of wild local teens get their kicks in the danger zone.

To be honest, NIGHT FRIGHT is technically no worse than many contemporaneous regional indie horrors, and might even have some minuscule advantages over a few. The worst thing about this film is that it just isn't very interesting, and when the wheels are finally greased for some good cheap thrills, the delivery is too little too late.

Yep, NIGHT FRIGHT is a snore. However, the clothes, hair, and interior furnishings are hilariously dated, so if you have an aesthetic taste for kitsch Americana, you'll at least find this film a wealth of amusing 60s retrocities. Annabelle Weenick is credited as script supervisor...presumably, this is the same Annabelle Weenick who appeared in most of S.F. Brownrigg's films and scads of other regional cheapies.

3.5/10. Not recommended.

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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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1.37 : 1
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