Nightbeast is a 1982 science fiction/horror film directed by cult director Don Dohler. It is a remake/sequel of sorts to Dohler’s first film The Alien Factor. The story concerns a small town sheriff who must stop a rampaging alien from killing the residents of Perry Hall. Most of the cast of The Alien Factor reprise their roles in Nightbeast. Nightbeast features special effects by Ernest Farino and John Dods. Additional Makeup Effects by Amodio Giordano. Some of the music was also written by J.J. Abrams. —wikipedia
Nightbeast was released on DVD February 24, 2009 along with Blood, Boobs & Beast, a documentary about Don Dohler’s life and career.
Donald Michael Dohler (January 27, 1946 – December 2, 2006) was an American film director known for making low-budget science fiction and horror films as well as work in underground comix and publishing.
Dohler’s first film, “The Alien Factor”, was released in 1976 and is a B-grade science fiction film. The story begins with a young teenage couple making out in a car when an insect looking monster attacks. Local sheriff must find out what’s causing the killings while the mayor is breathing down his neck to keep a lid on the deaths so a multi-million dollar amusement park can be built nearby. Featuring special f/x from Ernest Farino, John Cosentino and Larry Schelecter, this sci-fi thriller had a long run on TV throughout the 80’s, including Ted Turner’s Superstation.
Dohler made a several more ultra low-budget films during the 1980s, including The Galaxy Invader, “Nightbeast”, “Blood Massacre” and “Fiend”, a serial killer film with a supernatural twist.
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