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Night of the Blood Beast

1958 1h 5m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 12% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Extraterrestrials revive the body of a dead astronaut to use as a breeding vessel for an alien invasion force. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Shocking! Came out before I was born. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Audience Member Silly big bird no stars. Stars mostly for dark haired cutie (Georgianna Carter, b. 3/6/36 ...old now...) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Night of the Blood Beast: In this 50's sci-fi Roger Corman quickie a returning astronaut (Michael Emmet) crash lands in the hills outside of Cape Canaveral and is discovered by a rescuer (Ed Nelson) and his photographer (Georgianna Carter). The astronaut appears dead and they bring him back to base camp/shack. After a more thorough examination, it turns out he isn't dead after all, but pregnant with what appears to be six sea monkeys. Then the father shows up (An Owlbear) who is an alien that may or may not have peaceful intentions. Is the Alien really peaceful? Will the astronaut's fiancee (Angela Greene) still go through with their wedding now that he is no longer "pure"? Who decapitated and ate the brains of the doctor (Tyler McVey)? The Good: For a quickie Sci-Fi film this has some pretty good mind-bending adult themes. For starters we have a man becoming pregnant by an alien creature and he defends this creature as a teenage girl would defend a delinquent to her parents. The alien talks in quiet tones and proper English about family and immigration as he makes the case for him and the astronaut to raise the babies on their own. We have the hot-headed men who want to kill them just for being different ( The rescuer above and John Baer). The fiancee is conflicted, happy to have her man back but feeling he has changed and is no longer the alpha male she was going to marry. I would be remiss to not mention Georgianna Carter. She is beautiful yes, actually quite stunning, but that is not unusual in fifties sci-fi. She has a more out of time quality. Have you ever seen those shows that purport to show a woman using a cell phone in a silent film from the twenties or a photo of a modern traveler during the construction of the Panama Canal? With her hairstyle and mannerisms and even dress, she seems to be from at least two decades in the future. You just don't expect a character in s fifties Sci-fi quickie to have Rachel Hair. I know it gets a lot of flack but I like the alien's Owlbear costume. I had to smile every time it showed up. The Bad: Night of the Blood Beast is a low budget quickie. It's barely an hour long, the spaceship is a septic tank and there are six people in the entire film. In Conclusion: A somewhat well written (not shot mind you) sci-fi story that muddies the water of whether aliens are good or evil and bluntly muddies the water on a lot of gender roles as well. Clearly grading on a curve for a Roger Corman quickie, the film has a fun monster, a beautiful woman from the 90's and doesn't overstay it's welcome. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member An awful movie. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 version was hilarious, but the movie it self was bad. Roger Corman's cult classic interested me in the beginning but as i got closer to the end i was just thinking: What the fuck, am i watching?! The cheapest quality, dialogue and acting and the effects are so ridiculous. The alien costume was also used in Teenage Caveman, another of Corman's shity classics. But still, kind of recommended for laughter and interest. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Aliens breeding within and on the rampage--Fun Low-Budget Sci-Fi Produced by Roger Corman!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member What this movie lacks in quality and originality it excels with in dumb charm. Night of the Blood Beast was a film with a title that I kept getting mixed up in my mind with another movie called Night of the Bloody Apes, but I digress. The movie is a combination of many different cliched elements from a variety of sci-fi movies from the era. Its unintentional comedy is the main reason that people remember it, particularly for it being featured on a very funny episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's not a good movie by any means, but it has enough unintentional comic value for it to be at least entertaining, and that's good enough for me. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Extraterrestrials revive the body of a dead astronaut to use as a breeding vessel for an alien invasion force.
Director
Bernard L. Kowalski
Producer
Gene Corman
Screenwriter
Gene Corman
Production Co
Roger Corman Productions
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 20, 2020
Runtime
1h 5m
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