Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
The Creature from Galaxy 27
The Monster from Galaxy 27
Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS: A quintessential howler of a '50s Sci-Fi flick. Scientists who tried to be the first to send a man into space fail, and the rocket comes crashing to Earth, killing the lone astronaut. Or is he dead? Though without a pulse or respiration, the body is still normal temperature and does not decay or show signs of rigor mortis. What gives?
What gives is that an alien hitched a ride back from orbit and impregnated the astronaut with Sea Monkeys. All in the name of peace. Peace? To hell with that! The square-jawed '50s heroes blast the crap out of the alien and all go home happy.
- Stupidest-Looking Monster
Coming out of the Closet
"THAT'S why not."
The space monster comes out of the closet (hey, it did impregnate a man after all) and menaces the group. Or ... maybe vice-versa. They kick its alien ass. Either way, it's pretty Stupid-Looking.
- Worst Science
And I Get Lots of Anytime Minutes, Too!
"I can communicate through photosynthesis!"
Yay! Now if only we could hear CO2 molecules combining into sugars, we'd be all set!
- Worst Cover Copy
Night of the Sex-Crazed Blood Beast from a Different Movie
See the stuff on that cover? Never happened. No scantily-clad cavewomen. Or scantily-clad women of any kind, for that matter. It was never after girls, as the cover implies -- it impregnated a MAN, for goshsakes! (It briefly attacked a woman once, but she just happened to be closest.) Nobody was decapitated during the film (though the head scientist was killed, he was the only one). Oh, and the biggie: The movie is in Black & White, despite all the full-color stills on the package.
- Worst Special Effect
Vengeance of the Space Chimps
The fluoroscope (which doesn't need power, thanks to the hard radiation it continually puts out) shows what's inside the astronaut: Sea Monkeys! Okay, alien embryo Sea Monkeys, but hey.
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