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31 Days of Scream-O-Ween - The Incredible Melting Man
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Oct. 20, 2013 5:20 p.m.

by Garon Cockrell<>
There isnt much that can be said about a movie called The
Incredible Melting Man. Except maybe
that the title is describing the effects of this movie. <>
The Incredible Melting Man
The Film:<>
The Incredible Melting Man tells the story of an astronaut
returning from a trip to Saturn who after arriving home begins to, well, he
melts. Also its gross. He also starts killing people which really
doesnt make all that much sense. It
seems as if he is just on a random killing spree even as he leaves chunks of
flesh and goo wherever he goes.<>
There isnt really much else to say. Its a melting murdering man with people
chasing him. Despite the great melting
effects, its not enough to save this from being my least favorite Scream
Factory release.<>
The Disc:<>
Again, disc looks fantastic and the effects are just
amazing. This movie came out in 1977 and
I dont think a better job could be done today.
Its all practical effects and theyre pretty amazing. No CGI melting flesh here.<>
I wish the movie was just a little better to warrant such a
great transfer. Alas, youll find
yourself admiring the effects and not much else.<>
The Features:
  • Commentary with writer/director William Sachs
  • Interviews with writer/director William Sachs and Academy Award winning makeup effects artists Rick Baker and Greg Cannom
  • Photo Gallery
    The Specs:
  • 1080P High Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Rated:R<>
    Final Grades:
    Story: C / Its not a great film and really just an excuse
    for a gooey mess of a man to wander around killing people. <>
    Presentation: A / It looks amazing and the effects really
    are something special.<>
    Scare Factor: C / Youll be grossed out but thats about it.<>
    Gore Factor: A / The
    melting man is one of the grossest gore effects Ive ever seen and his ultimate
    demise is quite well done.<>
    Repeat view-ability:
    C / Watch for the effects.
    Theyre great but I doubt theyll be enough to bring you back to watch
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    Check out yesterday's Scream Factory review, X-Ray!

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