The Hideous Sun Demon (1958)

This semi-professional low-budget horror film is worth seeing for two reasons: The tormented performance of Robert Clarke in the title role, and the terrific creature makeup. The film does have its weaknesses; the low budget shows, and we see (or, rather, we hear) several good examples of why a film’s dialog track is rarely recorded on location but usually dubbed in later in a studio: Several of this film’s locations were acoustically unsuitable, as the soundtrack clearly reveals. Nevertheless, I still insist that this film, with a title creature that’s certainly original, offers rewards for patient viewers.

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