The Andromeda Nebula is a 1967 Russian Science fiction film starring Sergei Stolyarov and directed by Yevgeni Sherstobitov. The film was originally intended to to be the first episode of a series of films however the remaining parts were never made.
It is based upon the Andromeda Nebula novel by Ivan Yefremov and follows the story of a group of humans on the spaceship Tantra who are tasked with investigating an unexplored area of space. During the course of the voyage the ship is trapped by the gravitational force of an Iron Star and is held in place for 20 years. Surrounded by predators who eat human flesh through clothing one by one the crew begin to fall prey with the only source of protection being the light from Tantra which has the ability to scare away the predators.