Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Al Adamson. The film is composed of newly shot footage intercut with material from older films.

Plot Summary

In the near future a vampire plague from outer space sweeps the Earth and an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy looking for a cure.


Directed by: Al Adamson
Independent-International Pictures, Tal Productions
Executive Producers: Charles McMullen, Zoe Phillips
Produced by: Al Adamson
Written by: Sue McNair
Director of Photography: William G. Troiano, William Zsigmond [real name: Vilmos Zsigmond]
Editor: Peter Perry
Music: Mike Velarde
Sound Recordists: Bob Dietz, Jerry Hansen
Make-up: Jean Hewitt

John Carradine (Dr Rynning)
Robert Dix (Dr Manning)
Vicki Volante (Valerie)
Joey Benson (Willy)
Jennifer Bishop (Lian Malian)
Bruce Powers (Commander Steve Bryce)
Fred Meyers (Bob Scott)
Britt Semand (Linda)

Alternative Titles

Creatures of the Red Planet

Includes extracts from
One Million B.C. (1940)
Robot Monster (1953)
Tagani (1965)
Unknown Island (1948)
The Wizard of Mars (1965)

Extracts included in
American Grindhouse (2009)
Drive-In Madness! (1987)
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)



  • Sight & Sound vol.30 no.8 (October 2020) p.84 – review (Home cinema: Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection by Kim Newman)


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.300 – credits, review
  • Cinematic Vampires by John L. Flynn pp.125-126
  • The Dinosaur Filmography by Mark F. Berry pp.129-131 – credits, review
  • Earth vs the Sci-fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews by Tom Weaver pp.61-85 – illustrated interview with Robert Dix
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis 176 – credits
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.183 – credits, review
  • John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver pp.289-291 – illustrated credits, review
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.79 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee pp.79; 201 – credits; credits
  • Schlock-o-rama: The Films of Al Adamson by David Konow pp.61-68 – illustrated article
  • Vampire Films of the 1970s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between by Gary A. Smith pp.130-132; 211 – review; credits