A frightening, atmospheric moment, accomplished through sheer economy and simplicity. The shuddery ooga-booga score by Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter further enhances the eerie tone. This formula has been used to death ever since , the film ''Alien'' is a b-movie with an A- budget , but the plot is identical. Despite being dated and low-budget, this sci-fi thriller is a winner. Also, I thought Tim Holt's portrayal of his character made him look like a real brown noser jerk. Carruthers Marshall Thompson because the rest of the crew believes that he is a murderer. The victims, drained of blood and practically mummified alive, look quite shocking - and yes, they do somewhat resemble Robert Smith; sorry but it's true! The dreaded sense of claustrophobic tension, rendering the characters' helpless entrapment, is highly effective.
The male cast members were given the more wooden dialogue. The Terror From Beyond Space several times and found it very creepy. The caterpillar like mollusk looked cool with its two eyes and mandibles. The creatures did have a good amount of screen time, allowing for the viewer to get a good look at them, which wasn't always the case in movies like this, especially cheaper ones, limiting the screen time due to costs. Van Heusen Kim Spalding even has evidence in the form of a human skull which has been penetrated by firearms. Carruthers of an ill-fated expedition to Mars. Carruthers insists of his innocence to his fellow captors, claiming that his original crew mates were slaughtered by a hostile, unseen presence on the desolute red planet, but three-guesses as to their reaction to his unusual plea.
To buy action figures, take a look at , , , , , , and. Now, the crew, or who's left of them, will have to figure out a way to stop the creature with most of the ship full of radiation! The cramped set design, stark lighting, and inspired use of both shadows and suggestion all add immensely to the creepy and claustrophobic atmosphere. The first spaceship crashes on Mars and 9 people are stranded. Obviously almost every aspect of the film has dated severely by now not just the special effects but also, for example the role of women in science and the script is crammed with hilarious improbabilities the monster dodges bullets and even grenades, but it's petrified of a tiny little flame? Overall, we both enjoyed the film and would recommend it to other sci-fi fans or parents. Somehow the crew will have to find a way to destroy it as the monster holes them up on the bridge after getting through their first two department levels.
I mean, given how much Dr. In the modern colorful world, it is too much for a viewer to fend off extra information in most movies. The script is actually very down to earth and intelligent. The story opens with a sinister voice-over intro I love that spoken in by Colonel Edward Carruthers; sole survivor of the very first manned mission to planet Mars. The intriguing plot is about the rescue of the only marooned survivor Col. Carruthers runs off with his girlfriend Shirley Patterson and fights the monster.
Rogers, keeping one of the eggs in a temperature controlled tank in a fairly unsecured and unguarded area tells everyone that the egg won't hatch as long as the easily accessible temperature dial isn't changed from its' setting. The hunt begins for a creature that is very strong and durable, and capable of traversing the ship's air ducts to stalk and store its prey. The commander of the recovery mission sees that this man is not a true killer, but resents his not owning up to what he sees as his panic-driven crimes. The story in this film is the foundation of modern films like 'Alien' and for its day had formulas which worked. Modern day color freaks never seem to take that into consideration.
I didn't sleep well for many nights after that. Most of the supporting cast, especially Dabs Greer, come off much better. A taut and creepy little shocker that is a must see for anyone interested in the glorious days of the sci-fi schlocker and creaky creature feature. I really wanted to give this movie four stars, but a few things got in the way, which I will go into later. The movie also stars Audrey Dalton as Gail MacKenzie and Hans Conried as Dr. Find out more in our.
I saw this years ago and got my 15 yr old son to watch it. This was still the sock-knitting fifties, sad to say. If you and your friends are Sci-Fi buff, despite being dated, this 'B' Classic is worth a Saturday Night Oldies Flick. These are 2 really good 50s sci-fi movies. But hey, this was 1958! It seems almost indestructible after countless attempts by the crew to kill it with grenades and guns. .
The movie was filmed in black and white, this makes for excellent lighting and scenery to lend to the chilling effects of the classic space monster movie. The monster looks phony by today's standards, but I'll bet it scared the pants off 1958 audiences. In fact, Alien is what we all kind of imagined as kids watching this film and seeing it with the non-critical eyes of youth. I was heavily invested in the story and I wanted to know what would happen next. Great plot, acting and great ending. Images: Amok Time One of the most memorable movie Martians of them all is ready to invade your collection. A bit of pretension went into the titling of this one.