Night Caller from Outer Space

Night Caller from Outer Space
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
Armitage Film Productions Ltd.
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service (UK)
Release dates
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.


Scientist Jack Costain (John Saxon) and his aides investigates 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 the lab, only to have it escape. Shortly thereafter, teenage girls begin disappearing after answering an advertisement for 'Bikini Girl' magazine. It turns out the aliens want Earth women for breeding purposes...[2][3]



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


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


  1. "The Night Caller | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  2. 1 2 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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