Episode 118: The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Rundown

What's worse than watching Body Melt and Street Trash for your podcast? One might think "watching another melt movie" is the answer, but it's actually "watching another melt movie twice in one week because you didn't realize it was going to be picked for the podcast and you already watched it after watching Street Trash," which is just what Scott did with this week's pick - 1977's notoriously goofy The Incredible Melting Man! The plot is murkier than all the vanilla pudding used to make the effects in this film, but the guys muddle through as always. Come see the rings of Saturn with us and maybe we'll even catch a glimpse of Uranus while we're at it on another episode of Horror Movie Night!

Synopsis

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise (Randy Stuart). He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Film Trailer

Film Details

The Incredible Melting Man
Directed by William Sachs
Produced by Samuel W. Gelfman
Written by William Sachs
Starring Alex Rebar
Burr DeBenning
Myron Healey
Music by Arlon Ober
Cinematography Willy Curtis
Edited by James Beshears
Production
company
Quartet Productions
Distributed by

American International Pictures (USA)
Columbia Pictures (UK)

Release date

December 9, 1977 (USA)

Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

 

Directed by William Sachs
Produced by Samuel W. Gelfman
Written by William Sachs
Starring Alex Rebar
Burr DeBenning
Myron Healey
Music by Arlon Ober
Cinematography Willy Curtis
Edited by James Beshears
Production
company
Quartet Productions
Distributed by

American International Pictures (USA)
Columbia Pictures (UK)

Release date

December 9, 1977 (USA)

Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English