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Nightbeast

Don Dohler
USA 1982 / 80’

This is the quintessence of camp, a legendary hit of the fledgling home-video market at the beginning of the 1980s, and also the most popular film by B-movie legend Don Dohler. The main plotline involves Sheriff Jack Cinder’s struggles with aliens who are decimating the residents of a provincial town. Nightbeast is a loving tribute to science-fiction movies of the 1950s, overflowing with absurd scenes and cheesy special effects. The film is accompanied by the original minimalistic music of a teenaged J. J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek).

Don Dohler

He was an American film director (1946-2006) known for making low-budget science fiction and horror films as well as work in underground comix and publishing.

Selected filmography

1978 The Alien Factor

1980 Fiend

1982 Nocna bestia / Nightbeast

1991 Blood Massacre

2001 Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage

Cast & Crew

director Don Dohler
screenplay Don Dohler
cinematography Richard Geiwitz
editing Don Dohler
music J.J. Abrams
cast Tom Griffith, Jamie Zemarel, Karin Kardian, George Stover, Don Leifert, Don Dohler, Christopher Gummer
producer Ted A. Bohus, Don Dohler
production Amazing Film Productions, Troma
sales Troma
language English
colouration colour