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Nightbeast (1982) – Blu-ray

Vinegar Syndrome has announced the release of Nightbeast (1982) on an exclusive Blu-ray and DVD combo. Stars Tom Griffith.

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 3,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com! Limit 1 per customer.

Amidst a dazzling meteor shower, the Nightbeast lands near a small East Coast town, armed with his vaporizing ray gun and a goal of killing everyone who crosses his path. As area residents are blasted to smithereens, the local sheriff and an ever-dwindling group of survivors become determined to figure out a way to defeat this fearsome alien before their entire community is wiped out.

A dazzling display of lo-fi ambition from Baltimore based cult filmmaker and underrated auteur, Don Dohler (Alien Factor, Fiend), NIGHTBEAST immediately plunges the viewer into a frenzy of wildly colorful and stunning animation techniques, homemade gore effects, and awkward sexual encounters.

Made for a scant $14,000 and featuring a soundtrack partially composed by a then-teenage J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Wars Episode VIII), Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this regional sci-fi/horror classic to Blu-ray in a brand new 2k restoration of its 16mm camera original!

Release date: October 29, 2019
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi

  • Director: Don Dohler, Dave Geatty (uncredited)
  • Cast: Tom Griffith, Jamie Zemarel, Karin Kardian
  • Country: USA
  • Production Year: 1982
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD
  • Region: Free
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 1.33:1
  • Audio: English
  • Subtitle: English
  • AKA: Terror from the Unknown
  • Studio: Vinegar Syndrome


• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm camera original
• Audio commentary with writer/director Don Dohler & actor George Stover
• “An Electric Performance” -- an interview with actor Jamie Zemarel
• “Crashing the Set” -- an interview with visual fx artist John Ellis
• “Shooting the Nightbeast” -- an interview with cinematographer Richard Geiwitz
• “Nightbeast Returns” -- archival interviews with the cast and crew
• Outtakes & Bloopers
• Visual FX gallery
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles

Nightbeast (1982) trailer


Notice: The picture quality of these photos and videos do not reflect the picture quality of the blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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