- Night Caller from Outer Space
Night Caller from Outer Space Directed by John Gilling Produced by Ronald Liles Written by Frank Crisp (novel)
Jim O'Connolly (screenplay)
Starring John Saxon
Music by Johnny Gregory Cinematography Stephen Dade Editing by Philip Barnikel Release date(s) 1965 Country United Kingdom Language English
Night Caller from Outer Space, also known as simply The Night Caller 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.
American scientist Jack Costain (John Saxon) and his aides investigates a meteorite in the English countryside, discovering that it is an alien device from Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. They capture a tall alien and take it to the lab, only to have it escape. Shortly thereafter, teenage girls begin disappearing after answering an advertisement for 'Bikini Girl' magazine. It turns out the aliens want Earth women for breeding purposes, a now very dated sci-fi plot device.
- John Saxon as Dr. Jack Costain
- Maurice Denham as Dr. Morley
- Patricia Haines as Ann Barlow
- Alfred Burke as Detective Supt. Hartley
- Warren Mitchell as Reg Lilburn
- Stanley Meadows as Det. Tom Grant
- Aubrey Morris as Thorburn
- Ballard Berkeley as Cmdr. Savage
- Marianne Stone as Madge Lilburn
- Geoffrey Lumsden as Colonel Davy
- Jack Watson as Sergeant Hawkins
Leonard Maltin called it a "well-done sci-fi thriller" and rated it as two and a half stars. Author Steve Puchalski said, "this alleged 'film' is dry and slow paced, uninvolving and uninspiring". Features the hit instrumental song "Image" as it's theme.
- ^ a b Puchalski, Steven (2002). Slimetime: a guide to sleazy, mindless movies (2nd ed.). Headpress/Critical Vision. p. 207. ISBN 1900486210.
- ^ Deming, Mark. "Blood Beast From Outer Space (1966)". The New York Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/35202/Blood-Beast-From-Outer-Space/overview. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
- ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin Group. p. 980. ISBN 0452289785.
- British films
- English-language films
- 1965 films
- Black-and-white films
- 1960s science fiction films
- Films set in England
- Films directed by John Gilling
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