The Incredible Melting Man
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Essentially a seedy '70s version of The Quatermass Experiment, this painfully cheap production from writer/director William Sachs involves the horrific plight of returning astronaut Steve West (Alex Rebar), the sole survivor of a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1977
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

This Z-grade effort, lacking any low-budget energy, takes its cue from the central character: it's tacky and bumbling and sinks into its own morass long before its subject finally dribbles apart, slurp, glub.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The title promises a melting man and damn it, we get a man who is melting.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The movie almost begs for 'Batman'-style sound-effect captions, but provided by Don Martin: 'Sklishity, skloshity!' when the Melting Man leaves his gluey footprints; 'Poit! when his eyeball plops to the ground.

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Tom Buckley
New York Times

Each spring brings similar releases to fill the need of drive-in operators for something cheap to put on the screen for the kids in the cars to ignore or laugh at.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Even if The Incredible Melting Man were deliberately retro, re-creating the look and feel of a stultifying drive-in undercard isn't exactly a laudable achievement.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

When it makes moral statements, the film is at its best, although that's not saying a whole lot. The dialog is simplistic.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

"Oh, my God, it's his ear!" And so it goes with The Incredible Melting Man, a piece of sci-fi cheese so pungent that it was honored with its very own Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.

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Mike McGranaghan
Film Racket

Everything in the movie is corny, cheesy, bad, or some combination thereof. I'd call the performances wooden, but that would be an insult to wood.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A rather clunky, atrociously acted potboiler.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Incredible Melting Man is a decent B movie that displays some impressive special effects with a so-so storyline. This is one of those movies that should… More
A.D. Villarreal
A deserving cult classic that is a goofy, cheesy and melty good time.
Lee ?
Cheesy body-melt movie about an Astronaught who arrives back on earth after being hit by a solar wave in space which has caused his body to slowly melt away… More
Cassandra Maples
"The Incredible Melting Man" is a fantastically gross, trashy and energetic Z-grade production that every self-respecting camp-horror freak simply has… More
Randy Tippy
Campy fun for those times when you're in the mood for some '70's cheese. Gotta love a monster that leaves a trail of ooze and misc. body parts -… More
Francisco Godinho
This incredibly silly movie is... well, incredibly silly. You're gonna love it, if you love incredibly silly stuff. Tell me something that works in this… More