- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 21, 2000
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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- Liner Notes: Robert Clarke - Director, Tom Weaver - Film Historian
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Screen star Robert Clarke, legendary science fiction leading man of the 1950s, produced, directed and starred in this Atomic Age chiller about a scientist that turns into a hideous prehistoric creature when exposed to the sun's deadly rays. This is it! The original cult classic, filled with tense radioactive atmosphere, as the Sun Demon stalks his prey while his primordial mating urges go berserk! An excellent modern-day horror screamer filled with murder, monsters, radioactive isotopes and a sizzling blonde babe with gravity-defying assets. Bring your sunglasses and tanning oil because The Hideous Sun Demon is on the loose!
The directorial debut of Robert Clarke, star of many of the 1950's best sci-fi films, THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON is an Atomic Age cult classic. A radiation mishap makes a scientist, Dr. Gilbert McKenna (Clarke), transform into a hideous, reptilian monster every time he is in direct sunlight. During the hours that he is corrupted by the sun, he is obsessed with finding prey and a mate. On one of his nightly drinking binges, Dr. McKenna falls for a busty lounge singer, and the two end up spending the night together on the beach, Unfortunately, the good doctor oversleeps and has to run home without even a word to his lover. Of course, Dr. McKenna risks going out to see her again even though he is supposed to be containing himself to his cellar, risking not only his life, but the life of the woman he loves.
After a physicist receives a lethal dose of radiation, he transforms into a hideous reptilian creature.
Cult Film |
Mad Doctor |
- Available on video in the UK (distributed by First Class Films).
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.