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The Cremators (1973)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 May 1973 (USA)
An alien life form that is a huge ball of living matter invades earth, and replenishes itself by absorbing people.

Director:

Harry Essex

Writers:

Harry Essex (screenplay), Julian C. May (story "The Dune Roller") (as Judy Ditky)
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Credited cast:
Maria De Aragon Maria De Aragon ... Jeanne (as Maria de Aragon)
Marvin Howard Marvin Howard ... Dr. Iane Thorne
Eric Allison Eric Allison ... Dr. Willy Seppel
Eric Sinclair Eric Sinclair ... Dr. Willy Seppel (as Eric Allison)
Mason Caulfield Mason Caulfield ... Mason (the hippie)
R.N. Bullard R.N. Bullard
Cecil Reddick Cecil Reddick ... Medical Examiner (as Cecil Redick)
Tim Frawley Tim Frawley
Jax Jason Carroll Jax Jason Carroll
Ola Kauffman Ola Kauffman
John Barnum John Barnum ... Merv (as Barney Bossick)
Al Ward Al Ward ... Phil
Chuck Hillig Chuck Hillig
James Ragan James Ragan ... (as Jim Ragan)
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David Essex David Essex
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An alien life form that is a huge ball of living matter invades earth, and replenishes itself by absorbing people.

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Great Balls of Fire: Scorching! Ravaging! Engulfing! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Say: The World Will End in Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Judy Dikty (misspelled in the credits as "Ditky") is the real name of author Julian C. May, by which she is better known and credited elsewhere. See more »

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"You See Me Like I'm Some Kind Of Bug, Right?!"...
22 January 2019 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

A droning narrator tells us about the legend of THE CREMATORS. Three hundred years ago, giant, flaming cheeezeballs from outer space enjoyed chasing native Americans around, before reducing them to ashes. Now, Dr. Iane Thorne (Marvin Howard), who writes "bug books", has discovered a glowing rock in his pool, while Mason aka: "The Hippie" runs around holding cats over his head. Soon, Dr. Thorne is performing a feline autopsy and the local postman is a pile of cinders. It appears that the rolling orbs of fiery death have returned, for reasons known only to whatever cult of cat-waving hippies threw this "film" together. In no time, unknown non-actors are consumed in flame like so many no-name marshmallows! Romance blooms for Thorne and the first woman he's seen in years. Is there no god in heaven to put a stop to this? Absurd and terminally dull, this movie is only for those few, brave souls able to withstand a severe brain hammering! Beware! The tedium contained herein could douse the sun! So, wear protective gear... P.S.- For added "fun", see if you can count the number of times the word "bug" is used!...


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