The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

60 mins | Horror | May 1961

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HISTORY

A review in the 19 May 1961 DV indicated The Beast of Yucca Flats was made for $34,000. Calling it an "earnest but uncertain effort," the review pointed out that dialogue was kept to a minimum while narration described as "stilted, superfluous, and condescending" was used to advance the story.
       The film opened the week of 17 Apr 1962 at the Twin Drive-In in Cincinatti, OH, according to an 18 Apr 1962 Var item. It may have been released in 1964 under the title Girl Madness. ...

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A review in the 19 May 1961 DV indicated The Beast of Yucca Flats was made for $34,000. Calling it an "earnest but uncertain effort," the review pointed out that dialogue was kept to a minimum while narration described as "stilted, superfluous, and condescending" was used to advance the story.
       The film opened the week of 17 Apr 1962 at the Twin Drive-In in Cincinatti, OH, according to an 18 Apr 1962 Var item. It may have been released in 1964 under the title Girl Madness.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
4 Jan 1961
p. 8
Daily Variety
19 May 1961
p. 3
Variety
18 Apr 1962
p. 8, 18
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Girl Madness
Release Date:
May 1961
Premiere Information:
Cincinatti, OH, opening: week of 17 Apr 1962
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A scientist is chased into Yucca Flats, an atomic bomb test area, by Communist spies. Because of the contamination of radioactivity on his body, the scientist slowly changes into a horrifying monster that terrorizes all who come within his ...

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A scientist is chased into Yucca Flats, an atomic bomb test area, by Communist spies. Because of the contamination of radioactivity on his body, the scientist slowly changes into a horrifying monster that terrorizes all who come within his range.

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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