The Alligator People (1959)

The Alligator People


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A young nurse is questioned by two psychiatrists. Under the influence of sodium pentothal, she recalls her story in flashbacks. Her husband disappears on their wedding night. After a year long search, she traces him to a mansion in the Louisiana bayou. There she discovers a scientist experimenting with a human regeneration process involving serum from alligators. The patients grow damaged or missing body parts but the side effects give them the characteristics of alligators. The scientist uses … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Orville H. Hampton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 7, 2004



as Dr. Erik Lorimer

as Dr. Mark Sinclair

as Jane Marvin

as Mannon

as Paul Webster

as Mrs. Henry Hawthorne

as Lou Ann

as Dr. Wayne McGregor

as Nurse No. 1

as Patient

as Conductor
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All Critics (4)

Screams and explosions ensue, and no movie was ever harmed by having a Lon Chaney on board.

Full Review… | October 26, 2011

A sci-fi/horror film that refuses to be anything but unbelievable.

Full Review… | October 12, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Professionally made cheap thriller that's enjoyably silly.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 22, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Alligator People


This is a very strange movie, part mystery, part horror, and part horrible movie. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's an interesting B-movie anyway.

Aj V

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Two and a half stars based entirely on it's sheer camp [kamp] factor. Cheesy fun that might scare the youngest among us. (Did I just say "youngest among us"?!)

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Classic 50's sci-fi horror. If you have any interest in these types of movies then this will not disappoint you. This is not the best out there and it's definitely not for big fans of modern horror/sci-fi disaster films (not films about disaster, rather films that are pure garbage, i.e., The Day After Tomorrow).

Jason Ross

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