Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Bernard L. Kowalski.

Plot Summary

A space mission goes horribly wrong when the astronaut returns to Earth dead. But his body is soon revived by an alien that has hitched a lift aboard his rocket and the who recovered his body are soon trapped their base fighting for survival.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski
© 1958 Balboa Productions
American International Pictures *
Executive Producer: Roger Corman
Produced by: Gene Corman
Production Manager: Jack Bohrer
Screenplay by: Martin Varno
From a Story by: Gene Corman
Assistant Director: Robert White
Director of Photography: John Nicholaus Jr
Supervising Editor: Jodie Copelan
Music by: Alexander Laszlo
Sound: Herman Lewis
Recorded by: Ryder Sound Services, Inc.
Make Up: Harry Thomas *
Title Design: Bill Martin
Art Director: Dan Haller
Property Master: Karl Brainard
Locations: Bronson Caves, Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA *
Studio: Chaplin Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA *

Michael Emmet (Major John Corcoran)
Angela Greene (Dr Julie Benson)
John Baer (Steve Dunlap)
Ed Nelson (Dave Randall)
Tyler McVey (Dr Alex Wyman)
Georgianna Carter (Donna Bisby)
Ross Sturlin (the creature)

Alternative Titles

The Creature from Galaxy 27
The Monster from Galaxy 27



  • Chiller Theatre vol.1 no.17 (2002) pp.41-46 – illustrated interview with Martin Varno (Night of the Blood Beast by Tom Weaver)


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig p.270
  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.36 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Eye on Science Fiction by Tom Weaver – article
  • Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.123-124; 318
  • by Walt Lee p.334 – credits
  • Rock ‘n' Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck p.289