Monday, October 1, 2012

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)


It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) - Mini Movie Review plus Screencaps:

It! The Terror from Beyond Space
 In the far-off future of 1973, the planet Earth has lost contact with it's first manned expedition to Mars.  A second expedition to Mars finds one lone survivor, with the rest of his crew dead.  His story of being attacked by a creature on Mars is not believed, he is accused of murder,and he is being brought back to Earth to face a court-martial and then the firing squad.  But then, the crew of the second ship starts being attacked, and they discover that the creature from Mars is real, and they are all trapped with it aboard their ship.
Take That, You Filthy Alien!
This is a fun little b-movie sci-fi monster pic.  It's nothing special, but it packs a lot of entertainment value into it's 1 hour and 9 minute running time.  It basically has one set, which it redresses with various accoutrements to make it look like multiple levels of a spaceship, but it does so effectively.  The monster is just a guy in a really cheesy rubber suit, and the exterior of the spaceship is an obvious scale model, but that's par for the course for b-movie 1950's sci-fi, and is kind of part of the fun.   It is mostly remembered today as a possible inspiration for the 1979 film Alien.

Help!  My Ape Mask Melted On My Face!

Rating: 3 Robots (out of 5)

More screencaps after the jump...
Marscape No.1

Marscape No.2

Futuristic Version of the White House

Welcome to SAC-DIE

Is This Thing On?

Scary Feet

Ground Control to Major Tom

This is Jonathan Juicy Cordouroy, Over

This is Tom 'The Tonsil' McGullicudy, Over

Janet Coleslaw Speaking

Debbie 'The Snack Cake' Weber Here

This is Robert Bobbs Robertson, Has Anyone Seen My Towel?

Frisco Underall, Here, Over

How Do I Get an Outside Line?

They Call Me Chesty McHair, But You Can Call Me... On the Phone!

Drying Off a Skull


Space TV

Important Experiments

Smokin' Cigs and Playin' Chess

Hand of Doom
What Spaceship Supply Room is Complete Without a Box of Grenades?

Line Up

In Space, Real Men Smoke Winstons

IV Drip

Applying a Temporary Tattoo

Love is Like Oxygen

Space Suck

Press Conference

The End


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