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Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
Blood Creatures from the Prehistoric Planet
Creatures of the Prehistoric Planet
Creatures of the Red Planet
Space Mission to the Lost Planet
Vampire Men of the Lost Planet

Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS:  An intergalactic vampiric plague ("the colors from space") is threatening the earth, so a group of astronauts are dispatched in hopes of discovering its source. They land on a planet where everything is one color (what that color is changes periodically). They fight some natives, lose a few crewmembers, and may or may not have discovered a cure for what plagues the earth.

Smithee Award Winner! Stupidest-Looking Monster

Bat Creature
The bat creature that resides inside the cave is almost indescribable. If the words "midget," "wings," and "on a string" are not in your vocabulary, then it's entirely indescribable.

Worst Science

Chromatic Radiation and Space Viruses
You see, the chromatic radiation turns the atmosphere different colors. And depending on the color, different viruses are transmitted. And vampirism happens when the atmosphere is red. Blood red.

Worst Cover Copy

Horrible Cover
Not only is the cover overly-lurid, but the monster drawn on the front cover doesn't appear in the film. The plot description is sort of tangential, as well.

Crummiest Ending

Viral Preaching
John Carradine gets preachy about the viruses, and about humanity.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
John Carradine Shakespearean actor, his deep voice is instantly recognizable, as is his presence in many mediocre horror films toward the end of his career 
Robert Dix Played bit parts in a bunch of classic horror/sci-fi flicks 
Vicki Volante  
 Theodore The unforgettable voice of Gollum from the Rankin-Bass versions The Hobbit and The Return of the King 
Britt Semand  
Jennifer Bishop  
Director Claim to Fame
Al Adamson His body was found buried under his freshly laid cement and tile bathroom.

His murderer posed as him using his clothes and credit cards at a hotel in Florida while on the run.

Disturbingly enough, his murderer was not familiar with work. 

Kevin Hogan

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