I read about this film in magazines like Fangoria and Cinefantastique. It looked and sounded good and I was looking forward to seeing it in theaters. Unfortunately it never made it to any theater near me. It never made it to home video either. 40 years later, I finally caught it on streaming, sporting a washed out print and low fidelity audio. However, the shortcomings cannot hide the fact that the movie has a lot of things going for it. (*Warning, possible spoilers ahead*) First off, you have a very nicely designed monster, courtesy of director, William Malone, assisted by Robert Short, among others. Clearly inspired by the work of H.R. Giger, who designed the title character of ALIEN, released the previous year, Malone, who was already a mask designer for Don Post Studios, and made his own replicas of film robots like Robby the Robot from FORBIDDEN PLANET, made a creature for this film that looks amazing. The acting is competent, the lighting is pretty good, although a tad too dark, but that might be due to the printing, and also due to the fact that it's possible the film was shot on 16 mm and blown up to 35mm. I saw a credit at the end for the company that made 16mm to 35mm blow ups is the main reason I think this. I don't know if they used canned music or if it was composed for the film, but the music is pretty good, although at times it seems like it is trying to imitate Jerry Goldsmith's score for ALIEN, but hey, if you're gonna borrow, borrow from the best. They do a good job at building suspense. Most monster movies just aren't very scary, but this is one of the very few that pulls it off by now showing too much of the monster too soon. I think it's a real shame that this film does not appear to have gotten a very wide release to theaters. It did somehow get a sequel, that is actually easier to see than this film has been. I hope that someday we will get a BluRay of this film. It is pretty obscure and is not deserving of that status.