Type: New Blu-Ray

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!


Directed by: Don Dohler

Starring: Tom Griffith, Jamie Zemarel, Karin Kardian, George Stover, Don Leifert

1982 / 81 min / 1.33:1


• 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