The Incredible Melting Man
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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 disastrous expedition to the rings of Saturn. The fatal outcome of the mission apparently involved the discovery of a space-borne virus, or radiation, or something (it's never made quite clear) that killed the rest of the crew and is causing West's flesh to melt and slough off his body. For reasons unexplained, the only relief from the pain of his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"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."
‑ , Time Out
"The title promises a melting man and damn it, we get a man who is melting."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Gooey and disgusting, and not in a good way."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"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."
‑ Tom Buckley, New York Times
"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."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"When it makes moral statements, the film is at its best, although that's not saying a whole lot. The dialog is simplistic."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
""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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"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."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Film Racket
"A rather clunky, atrociously acted potboiler."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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