Night of the Blood Beast
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This is also the earliest sci-fi I've seen that includes the concept of aliens using humans as a host for incubating their younglings(did Ridley Scott's Alien kipe the idea from this flick?).
For the price, it can't be beat. Make sure you get the Alpha version with the red cover. The transfer and sound are far superior to the other release of this film.
Plot concerns a scientist who crashes on his way back from a space flight. When he is found, he appears dead but no rigor mortis has set in. What everyone does not know is that he was not alone on the ship. He revives just after the stowaway rips the head off one of the good-guy scientists. Once revived, he finds that he is carrying the offspring of the alien stowaway.
Film is quick-paced (around 60 minutes) and entertaining. Not a classic, but well worth watching. This DVD from Retromedia is much better than the others I own (Bride and the Beast, Mad Monster, Teenage Zombies), but is still a far cry from ones put out by Image Entertainment. There are some scratches and occasional (albeit rare) sound splices. No extras on this DVD. Nice title to have and I doubt other companies will release so I recommend it.
Once back at the base John comes back to life with no warning. They draw a blood sample and see a hysterical piece of animation of one cell, oh sorry, 'alien amorphic cell structure', gobbling up another in the microscope. They decide they best put John in front of a fluoroscope to look inside him, and, (oh the humanity!) he is revealed to be teeming with what appear to be Sea Monkey embryos. John rapidly realizes that the thing that has been terrorizing the base since the crash is a Blood Beast from a different planet, and he is carrying its spawn. Surprisingly, he ends up leading the pro-monster lobby, and decides to reason with the Blood Beast. We actually get to see the felonious (murder and kidnapping) Blood Beast quite a bit (and his amusing shadow a couple of times, too.Read more ›
First of all, the artwork on the DVD case is severely misleading. The alien in question is not a head hunter nor is he after babes of any sort (although he does grab one at one point, his motives were of the purest nature. He only wanted a hostage).
Lovingly made by the Corman brothers in a week, on a budget of $68,000. (Can't imagine what they spent on the FX and alien costume, which was also used in Teenage Cave Man. Waste not want not.)
Everything about this production is cheap. But it's fun and stupid. I've always found it amusing. And nostalgic. Had to have it for my collection, cheap.
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Produced by Roger and Gene Corman, NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST was filmed in seven days on a budget of less than seventy thousand dollars, and it looks it. Read morePublished on June 22, 2014 by Gary F. Taylor
I am totally torn on the decision of how many stars to rate this film. It is nostalgic for me as I saw many low-budget horror flicks like this when I was a kid. Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by D. Dalton
Steven (John Baer) crash lands his spaceship and dies, but then comes back to life. It seems there is this Roger Corman alien out there that his fellow man wants to kill. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by The Movie Guy
This movie is rarely seen, unfortunately, because it's a nostalgia item. The music, by the way, is the same as the old Rocky Jones, Space Ranger show. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by louis
I've been a HUGE fan of this movie ever since I first saw it at my local neighborhood movie theatre way back in the early 60's. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Bullit9
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