Monster of Terror (1965)

UK, USA, 1965
80m
35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
mono, English

A British/American horror/science fiction film directed by Daniel Haller.

Plot Summary

Stephen Reinhart visits his fiancée Letitia Witley at her family estate where her father Nahum been using the radiation from a fallen meteorite to mutate the plants growing in his greenhouse. But he has no control over the power he’s released and is soon horribly mutated himself.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Daniel Haller
© Alta Vista Film Productions Limited MCMLXV [1965]
James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff present. An American International Picture
Produced by: Pat Green
Screenplay by: Jerry Sohl
From “The Colour Out of Space” by: H.P. Lovecraft
Director of Photography: Paul Beeson
Editor: Alfred Cox
Wardrobe Mistress: Laurel Staffell
Make-Up Artist: Jimmy Evans
Hairdresser: Bobbie Smith
Music Composed by: Don Banks
Sound Recordists: Ken Rawkins, Robert Jones
Westrex Sound Recording
Special Effects: Wally Veevers, Ernie Sullivan
Art Director: Colin Southcott
Made at: Shepperton Studios, Englsnd

Cast
Boris Karloff (Nahum Witley)
Nick Adams (Stephen Reinhart)
Freda Jackson (Letitia Witley)
Suzan Farmer (Susan Witley)
Patrick Magee (Doctor Henderson)
Paul Farrell (Jason)
Terence De Marney (Merwyn)
Leslie Dwyer (Potter)
Harold Goodwin (cab driver)
Sydney Bromley (Pierce)
Billy Milton (Henry)
Sheila Raynor (Miss Bailey)

Alternative Titles

Bootschapper van de duivel – Flemish Belgian title
Colour Out of Space – working title
Dö, monster, dö! – Swedish title
Das Grauen auf Schloss Witley – West German title
The House at the End of the World
Die Monster
– West German title
Die, Monster, Die! – US, Greek DVD title
El monstruo del terror – Spamish title
La morte dall’occhio di cristallo – Italian title
Le messager du diable – French, French Belgian title
Morre, Monstro, Morre! – Portuguese title
Morte Para Um Monstro – Brazilian title
¡Muera monstruo, muera! – Mexican title
Pahan kasvot – Finnish title
Terror bajo tierra – Argentine title
Умри, монстр, умри! – Russian title
Умри, чудовище, умри! – Bulgarian title

See also
Color Out of Space (2019)

References

Periodicals
Best of British no.309 (April 2022) p.12 – note (The retro TV times)
British National Film Catalogue vol.4 (1966) p.80 – credits
The Daily Cinema no.9177 (9 February 1966) p.6 – credits, review
Fangoria no.297 (October 2010) p.64 – illustrated article (Trash compactor: Die Monster Die! by Kelly Stewart)
Film and TV Technician vol.32 no.259 (December 1966) – credits
The Film Daily vol.127 no.109 (9 December 1965) p.6 – credits, review
Films and Filming vol.11 no.8 (May 1965) p.52 – article
The Hollywood Reporter vol.188 no.18 (26 November 1965) p.3 – credits, review
Kine Weekly no.3045 (10 February 1966) p.15 – credits, review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.33 no.387 (April 1966) – credits, synopsis, review
Motion Picture Herald vol.234 no.12 (22 December 1965) p.428 – credits, review
Sight & Sound vol.14 no.11 (November 2004) p.75 – DVD review (by Ronnie Hackston)
Variety 24 November 1965 – credits, review

Books
American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig pp.125-126
American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.118-119 – credits, synopsis, review
The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.172 – credits, review
The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.239 – credits, review
Boris Karloff: A Critical Account of His Screen, Stage, Radio, Television, and Recording Work by Scott Allen Nollen pp.316; 395-396 – credits, synopsis
Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.153
Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.307-308
Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.106 – credits
Kine Yearbook 1968 p.116 – credits
The Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft by Andrew Migliore and John Strysik pp.12-13 – illustrated credits, review
Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.67-68
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.102 – credits
Rock ‘n’ Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.223-224; 291
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes: An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.110–112 – credits, review
Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.153-154 – illustrated credits, review