The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
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Astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
The first new horror creature
Title: Incredible Melting Man, The
Release Date: December , 1977
Runtime: 84 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
IMDB Rating: 2.9
Buried.com Rating: 3.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: R
Alex Rebar ...Steve West (The Melting Man)
Burr DeBenning ...Dr. Ted Nelson
Myron Healey ...General Michael Perry
Michael Alldredge ...Sheriff Neil Blake
Ann Sweeny ...Judy Nelson
Lisle Wilson ...Dr. Loring
Cheryl Smith ...The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Julie Drazen ...Carol
Stuart Edmond Rodgers ...Little Boy
Chris Witney ...Little Boy
Edwin Max ...Harold
Dorothy Love ...Helen
Janus Blythe ...Nell Winters
Jonathan Demme ...Matt Winters
Westbrook Claridge ...Second Security Guard
DeForest Covan ...Janitor
Samuel W. Gelfman ...Fisherman
Bonnie Inch ...Nurse
Mickey Lolich ...First Security Guard
Keith Michl ...Maintenance Man
Leigh Mitchell ...Carol's Mother
Don Walters ...Photographer
Newell Alexander ...Steve West (voice)
Rosemary Alexander ...Nora (voice)
Dave Hull ...Houston Control (voice)
Jennifer Mulaire ...Newscaster (voice)
James F. Inch ...Homeless Man
Robert J. Koster ...Homeless Man
Robert L. Fenton
Samuel W. Gelfman
More Movie Taglines:
- The first new horror creature
- ... come prepared!
- Steve West: You've never seen anything, til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn!
Second Security Guard: Who the hell are you? Dr. Ted Nelson: I'm Dr. Ted Nelson! First Security Guard: Don't move! Dr. Ted Nelson: LISTEN TO ME I'M DOCTOR TED NELSON!
Helen: Let's get the hell out of here!
[it's lunch time at the Nelson home] Dr. Ted Nelson: Steve escaped. Judy Nelson: Oh God. What're you gonna do? Dr. Ted Nelson: Uh... did you get some crackers? I told you yesterday that we needed some crackers. Judy Nelson: Oh, I forgot. I knew there was something... Y'know there's uh, there's a pad right by the phone y'know, you could write it down too. [she brings over his soup] Judy Nelson: So what about Steve? Dr. Ted Nelson: So, we don't have any crackers? Judy Nelson: Ted. Steve? Dr. Ted Nelson: Steve? I've got to go out and find Steve.
- The Vipco release is completely uncut, though the film has been upgraded in the UK from its original cinema certificate of 'AA' ('15') to '18'.
A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC.
The German title of this film is 'Der Planet Saturn Lept Schon Grupen'
Assistant director Don Walters cameos in the film as the photographer that stumbles upon the fisherman's corpse.
To achieve the gruesome Melting Man monster, makeup effects artist Rick Baker fashioned a slightly over sized skull-shaped helmet for actor Alex Rebar to wear. The piece was painted flesh tone and then was cover by a gooey concoction of syrup and paint. The drippy substance would have to be re-applied for every take of the Melting Man. At the end of each shoot Rebar would have so much of the sticky stuff on him that he would literally have to peel his costume off.
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