“Fiend Without A Face”, A Scary Movie From 1958

Fiend Without A Face”, directed by Arthur Crabtree in 1958, is without a doubt one of my favorite horror/sci-fi movies of all time. This movie was just plain scary on many levels. I saw it when I was around 10 years old. I just happened to be home alone at the time-yikes!

Movie Trailer For “Fiend Without a Face”

What I believe makes this movie so frightening is not being able to see who- or what the enemy is. You must remember that this was at the height of the cold war with the Soviet Union. Everybody was scared of the unknown. We lived under the fear of nuclear annihilation. The end of the human race.

The only positive I can find about the threat of nuclear war during my childhood, is that it brought us such wonderful old science fiction and horror movies. Most of these movies came out during the 1950’s. Geiger counters were a must have in these old movies. The tick, tick, tick of the Geiger counter just starting up meant you were headed for trouble. As the sound of the Geiger counter picked up in intensity, you knew you had had it for sure! And we all prayed the phone wouldn’t go dead either. These were the times of land lines people. There were no smart phones in the 1950’s!

This movie starred :

Marshall Thompson
Kynaston Reeves
Michael Balfour
Kim Parker

Fiend Without A Face, is set around an American airbase located in Canada. A series of mysterious, unexplained deaths begin occurring in a small town located near the base. It is soon revealed that the brains and spinal cords of the victims are missing.

The investigation into the mysterious deaths is started by an Air Force major and a scientist who has been studying telekinesis. We soon discover that, you guessed it-nuclear power experiments at the base are responsible for these “fiends” that are sucking the brains out of people.

View the entire movie, “Fiend Without a Face” below:


“Fiend Without A Face”, is a great movie to watch for Halloween or any time! Pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy!

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