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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.


Gene Corman (story), Martin Varno (screenplay)




Cast overview:
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


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!


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Both Roger Corman and Gene Corman were present for most of the film's production and involved creatively as well as financially. Gene was more involved with running the day-to-day operations, while the more experienced Roger supervised and provided guidance to both Gene and director Bernard L. Kowalski. Some rewriting was done as filming progressed, and Kowalski called it a collaborative process that involved himself, the Cormans and the whole crew. Screenwriter Martin Varno, however, said he was not happy with how the filming process went, and that the Cormans changed dialogue and story elements without his consultation or permission. He said it reached the point where he called his agent and said, "I am not working for these [expletives] any more! I am sick and tired of the whole thing!" See more »


A close-up of the bottom half of the creature reveals that its feet are actually shoes. See more »


Dr. Alex Wyman: A wounded animal that large isn't good!
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Edited from War of the Satellites (1958) See more »

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Would`ve liked to have seen this at the drive-in
24 July 2004 | by mcdamstenSee all my reviews

I did however see this on TV in the late 60`s. Gemini/Apollo had already made the rocket and base seem ridiculous. Informal staff or what? I did stick with it and enjoyed the fleeting glimpses of the creature and plot weirdness. Possible shock landmarks: First movie with alien pregnancy? Near beheading? A previous review mentions a hairy chest.I recall that I too was smitten with Georgiana Carter somewhat and thought she had a contemporary beauty as compared to other 50`s sci-fi ladies. Unfortunately The Wild Ride with Jack Nicholson was all else she was in. Also thought Michael Emmet was OK in this and Attack Of The Giant Leeches. And of course Ed Nelson smokes cigarettes and adds energy to the proceedings. All in all one of my favorite 50`s schlock/sci-fi movies. Available at a nice price from Collectables. On the strength of being THE Georgianna Carter movie ** out of *****

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Release Date:

August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Creature from Galaxy 27 See more »


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$68,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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