A fateful shower of lunar fragments shoots through the atmosphere of New Mexico. A meteorite particle strikes young mineralogist Paul Carlson - and an awful transformation begins to take place. Recuperating in bed, Paul responds to the rising of the moon and staggers out into the desert. The next morning a man is found dead - the victim of some kind of beast. A series of slayings linked to the moonrise begins. Paul's professor John Salinas, an American Indian known as Johnny Longbow, identifies the track of the killer beast as that of a million-year-old reptile. A creature of ancient Indian legend is on the prowl - and Longbow and the police discover, to their horror, that the Moon Beast is none other than Paul, who is helpless to stop his transformation into a hideous monster!
Chase Cordell,Donna Leigh Drake
An asteroid fragment lodged in his brain transforms a young scientist into a reptilian monster in the New Mexico desert.