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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

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William Sachs

Writer:

William Sachs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Rebar ... Steve West (The Incredible Melting Man)
Burr DeBenning ... Dr. Ted Nelson
Myron Healey ... General Michael Perry
Michael Alldredge ... Sheriff Neil Blake
Ann Sweeny Ann Sweeny ... Judy Nelson
Lisle Wilson ... Dr. Loring
Cheryl Smith ... The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Julie Drazen ... Carol
Stuart Edmond Rodgers Stuart Edmond Rodgers ... Little Boy
Chris Witney ... Little Boy
Edwin Max ... Harold
Dorothy Love Dorothy Love ... Helen
Janus Blythe ... Nell Winters
Jonathan Demme ... Matt Winters
Westbrook Claridge Westbrook Claridge ... Second Security Guard
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Storyline

"You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn," exclaims Alex Rebar. Apparently, somehow this causes him to start melting and eating people, such as a nurse in the tightest fitting nurse's outfit ever, a nerdy fisherman, a horny old couple who simply can't keep their hands off each other in a car. To save the day comes Doctor Ted Nelson! Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ghoul from Outer Space See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rick Baker was originally resistant to working on the movie, feeling he had moved past B horror pictures at this point in his career. Baker threw out a high figure for his work and when producers accepted it Baker came on board. See more »

Goofs

When the nurse enters the room of the melting man, she drops the blood containers and it splatters her shoes; then, as she runs away down the hallway, her shoes are completely clean. See more »

Quotes

[it's lunch time at the Nelson home]
Dr. Ted Nelson: Steve escaped.
Judy Nelson: Oh God. What're you gonna do?
Dr. Ted Nelson: Uh... did you get some crackers? I told you yesterday that we needed some crackers.
Judy Nelson: Oh, I forgot. I knew there was something... Y'know there's uh, there's a pad right by the phone y'know, you could write it down too.
[she brings over his soup]
Judy Nelson: So what about Steve?
Dr. Ted Nelson: So, we don't have any crackers?
Judy Nelson: Ted. Steve?
Dr. Ted Nelson: Steve? I've got to go out and find Steve.
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the movie monster that needs a bucket.
27 October 2006 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

After a mishap in space, an astronaut returns to Earth where he starts turning into a murderous melting monster.

I must admit that while watching this B monster movie my opinion of it did change a few times. At first, after the first 15 minutes or so, I thought that this was going to be one cheesy mess of a movie. However I found myself enjoying this campy flick the further I got into it. I mainly have the great makeup effects of a young Rick Baker to thank for it too! Baker's talents are evident even in this early movie with it's bloody good makeup work. The oozing melting man effects are impressive for a low-budget production. There's also a great death-by-power line scene.

Still, this movie isn't flawless now. The performances of the cast are pretty weak and the movie has its share of silly scenes - like an overacting nurse running through a window to escape the title character or a scene where an elderly couple decide to steal some lemons and end-up paying big time!

The Incredible Melting Man is a mixed-bag of B horror fun. Nothing to be taken seriously, for sure, but B horror fans may just dig it.

** 1/2 out of ****


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