Night of the Blood Beast

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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.

  • maynardmorrissey

    The Roger-Corman-produced “Night Of The Blood Beast” was the very first sci-fi/horror flick from low-budget filmer Bernard L. Kowalski, also responsible for silly crap like “Attack Of The Giant Leeches” and the pretty nice 70s snakesploitation ‘classic’ “SSSSSSS”.

    Although it’s only 62 minutes long, it’s terribly boring and slow as hell, thanks to Kowalski’s lousy direction and Martin Varno’s weak script. The story itself is just a shameless rip-off of “The Thing From Another World”.
    The alien is one of the most ridiculous creatures in movie history and the ‘special effects’ are just laughable, e.g. the unintentionally hilarious X-ray scene where we get to see the alien embryos inside the astronaut.

    Most of the acting is quite solid and I highly enjoyed Alexander Laszlo’s cool score – but overall, this is just another forgettable 50s alien-invader movie.

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