For the curious, Nightbeast was legally uploaded to Troma's YouTube Channel for the public to see. Lloyd Kaufman is a great man.
It starts out interesting...spacecraft crashes in a little town and from the wreck comes a homicidal alien.
However, we have scenes are extreme tension with the alien, followed people just meandering around without any real sense of urgency or tension.
The alien has claws and a head so big there is no way it can fit in its clothes, and to be honest, how does an animal like alien develop space travel or create an intricate space ship with claws like that?
The gory scenes were actually pretty decent, but the acting really brought it down.
I'd almost compare it to Jaws, as the local government doesn't wanna interrupt a visit from the governor because there's a space alien killing people in the local woods, despite protests from the sheriff.
It's definitely fun stuff if you know what you're getting into.