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Night of the Blood Beast is a 1950s sci-fi film produced by Roger Corman (and his brother, Gene).

An outer space mission goes disastrously wrong as the solo astronaut returning to Earth has a malfunction on reentry. Curiously, the plummeting ship lands fairly intact, horizontally in a cornfield, and the astronaut's body is relatively intact (and is indeed still alive).

It turns out that the reason he's still alive is that an alien has commandeered his body to act as a surrogate mother, and has impregnated him with numerous shrimp-like alien babies.

The other problem is that the alien apparently hitched a ride with him, and is trying to prevent the humans from calling for help until the big plan comes to fruition. It's up to this team, isolated from the outside world, to save the day and thwart the impending alien investigation.

For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.


Night of the Blood Beast contains the following tropes:

  • Face Full of Alien Wingwong: The alien apparently needs other species to impregnate with its shrimp babies. Oddly compared to how this trope is usually played, the victim doesn't seem to mind it.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Ed Nelson.
  • Mars Needs Women: The titular beast seems much more interested in the female characters than the rest of the cast. Odd, considering that earlier in the film he impregnated a man...
  • Mister Seahorse: Steve John.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: More like 'daddy,' John is the 'mommy.'
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When the monster breaks into the room, one of the other characters immediately responds by shooting at it repeatedly-- which was previously shown to be completely ineffective-- right after John finishes explaining that he can communicate with it!
  • You Fail Biology Forever: Photosynthesis does NOT work that way!
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