Night Caller from Outer Space

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Night Caller from Outer Space
"Night Caller from Outer Space" (1965).jpg
Directed by John Gilling
Produced by Ronald Liles
Written by Frank Crisp (novel)
Jim O'Connolly (screenplay)
Starring John Saxon
Maurice Denham
Patricia Haines
Alfred Burke
Warren Mitchell
Music by John Gregory (composed and directed by)
Cinematography Stephen Dade
Edited by Philip Barnikel
Production
company
Armitage Film Productions Ltd.
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service (UK)
Release date
1965
Running time
85 minutes
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.[1] It is based on Frank Crisp's novel The Night Callers.

Synopsis[edit]

Scientist Jack Costain (John Saxon) and his aides investigate a meteorite in the British countryside, discovering that it is an alien device from Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. They capture a tall alien and take it to their lab, but it escapes. Shortly thereafter, teenage girls begin to go missing after answering an advertisement in 'Bikini Girl' magazine. It turns out the alien wants to use women from Earth for breeding purposes.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Leonard Maltin called it a "well-done sci-fi thriller" and gave it two-and-a-half stars out of four.[4] Author Steve Puchalski said, "this alleged 'film' is dry and slow paced, uninvolving and uninspiring".[2]

Notes[edit]

UK prints of the film feature Alan Haven's version of the hit instrumental "Image" as its theme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Night Caller | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  2. ^ a b Puchalski, Steven (2002). Slimetime: a guide to sleazy, mindless movies (2nd ed.). Headpress/Critical Vision. p. 207. ISBN 1-900486-21-0. 
  3. ^ Deming, Mark. "Blood Beast From Outer Space (1966)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  4. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin Group. p. 980. ISBN 0-452-28978-5. 

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