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Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)

The Night Caller (original title)
Mutant humanoids from outer space kidnap young Earth females in order to interbreed and save their species from extinction.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

Jim O'Connolly (screenplay), Frank Crisp (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Dr. Jack Costain
Maurice Denham ... Dr. Morley
Patricia Haines ... Ann Barlow
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Detective Supt. Hartley
Warren Mitchell ... Reg Lilburn
Stanley Meadows ... Det. Tom Grant
Aubrey Morris ... Thorburn
Ballard Berkeley ... Cmdr. Savage
Marianne Stone ... Madge Lilburn
Geoffrey Lumsden Geoffrey Lumsden ... Col. Davy
Barbara French Barbara French ... Joyce Malone
Tony Wager ... Pvt. Higgins (as Anthony Wager)
David Gregory David Gregory ... Pvt. Jones
Douglas Livingstone Douglas Livingstone ... 2nd R / T Soldier
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Police Commissioner's Secretary
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Storyline

The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Space Creatures Snatch Girls To Mysterious Planet! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Beast from Outer Space See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (colourised version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Night Caller from Outer Space, also known as simply Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965) or Blood Beast from Outer Space, is a British 1965 science fiction film directed by John Gilling. It is based on Frank Crisp's novel The Night Callers. See more »

Goofs

After Ann is killed the camera briefly turns to the corpse of Thorburn. During this moment actor Aubrey Morris accidentally twitches. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ann Barlow: Dr. Morley?
Dr. Morley: Yes?
Ann Barlow: Come and have a look at this. That's over a hundred miles up, coming in from space.
Dr. Morley: Well, what's the speed?
Ann Barlow: Over ten thousand miles an hour.
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Alternate Versions

The original US release replaced the instrumental theme played under the opening credits with a vocal. There were also a few edits, mainly with regard to the topless pictures in "Bikini Girl" magazine. See more »


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by Joe Glenn, Larry Greene, Bob Sande
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Strange Mix Of Good And Bad
17 June 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

THE NIGHT CALLER is a very uneven movie in that it's sometimes excellent and sometimes awful . For the most part it's very atmospheric and downbeat sci-fi film noir where most of the scenes are filmed during night and resembles the classic QUATERMASS BBC serials of the 1950s where scientists team up with the military and Scotland Yard to deal with an extraterrestrial menace

Unfortunately it becomes clear that the script wasn't written by someone as intellectually or dramatically gifted as the legendary Nigel Kneale and it's the plot and dialogue that's the problem with audience being subjected to some quite laughable techno babble that anyone with any type of basic scientific knowledge will roll their eyes at . Once the alien masterplan is revealed people will be falling out of their seats asking " Is that it ? " and let's not mention some very ludicrous plot holes like how does an alien from another planet learn to drive a car or acquire money to rent an office

This is a movie containing a strange mixture of good and bad aspects and it's by no means an ordeal to sit through especially like me you're a fan of QUATERMASS , the original series of THE OUTER LIMITS and early 1970s DOCTOR WHO but it's a movie that should have been a lot better and shows like 28 DAYS LATER that if a film is good it's down to the director and if it's bad it's down to the screenwriter


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