The Beast of Yucca Flats

1961 film by Coleman Francies

The Beast of Yucca Flats is a 1961 science fiction film about a defecting Soviet scientist who is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast. It is considered one of the worst films ever made.

Directed and written by Coleman Francis.
Commies made him an atomic mutant!


  • A man runs, someone shoots at him.
  • Flag on the moon. How did it get there?
  • Nothing bothers some people, not even flying saucers.
  • Always on the prowl. Looking for something or somebody to kill. Quench the killer's thirst.
  • Boys from the city. Not yet caught by the whirlwind of Progress. Feed soda pop to the thirsty pigs.
  • Touch a button. Things happen. A scientist becomes a beast.
  • Twenty hours without rest and still no enemy. In the blistering desert heat, Jim and Joe plan their next attack. Find the Beast and kill him. Kill, or be killed. Man's inhumanity to man.

Joe Dobson

  • Well, doctors can't help her. Maybe angels, but not doctors.


  • Tor Johnson - Joseph Javorsky / The Beast
  • Coleman Francis - Narrator
  • Anthony Cardoza - KGB Driver / Helpful Neighbor
  • Douglas Mellor - Hank Radcliffe
  • Barbara Francis - Lois Radcliffe
  • Bing Stafford - Jim Archer
  • Larry Aten - Joe Dobson
  • Ronald Francis - Randy Radcliffe
  • Alan Francis - Art Radcliffe
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