Night Caller from Outer Space
|Night Caller from Outer Space|
|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Produced by||Ronald Liles|
Frank Crisp (novel)|
Jim O'Connolly (screenplay)
|Music by||John Gregory (composed and directed by)|
|Edited by||Philip Barnikel|
Armitage Film Productions Ltd.
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service (UK)|
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. 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...
- John Saxon as Dr. Jack Costain
- Maurice Denham as Dr. Morley
- Patricia Haines as Ann Barlow
- Alfred Burke as Detective Supt. Hartley
- Warren Mitchell as Reg Lilburn
- Stanley Meadows as Det. Tom Grant
- Aubrey Morris as Thorburn
- Ballard Berkeley as Cmdr. Savage
- Marianne Stone as Madge Lilburn
- Geoffrey Lumsden as Colonel Davy
- Tom Gill as Police Commissioner's secretary
- John Carson as Major
- Jack Watson as Sergeant Hawkins
Leonard Maltin called it a "well-done sci-fi thriller" and rated it as two and a half stars. Author Steve Puchalski said, "this alleged 'film' is dry and slow paced, uninvolving and uninspiring".
UK prints of the film feature Alan Haven's version of the hit instrumental "Image" as its theme.
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- Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin Group. p. 980. ISBN 0-452-28978-5.