Good Professor Elliot (Raymond Bond) has set up shop on an island near the Scottish Moors. A newly discovered planet dubbed “Planet X” (no word on if it contains the extremely rare Alludium Phosdex, the shaving cream atom) is traveling close to Earth. The Professor has invited his friend reporter John Lawrence (Robert Clarke) to see the planet as it passes by. Professor Elliot has the unscrupulousDr. Mears (William Schallert) as an assistant.
Elliot’s daughter Enid (Margaret Field) is also on the island. Lawrence and Enid hit it off and go for a walk where they discover a strange cylinder probe. Professor Elliot is fascinated by it but Dr. Mears wants to profit off of the new alien metal. One night Enid stumbles across a spaceship that has landed in a field. A strange looking alien is inside and when Enid brings her father back to the ship a ray turns Professor Elliot into a mindless easy to control zombie.
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There have a few attempts to bring H.P, Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space to film. The first was the 1965 Die, Monster, Die! with Boris Karloff. It strayed far from the original story and was a pretty mediocre effort overall. It’s watchable but not great.
The next attempt would happen in 1987 with The Curse. It’s a little closer but still kind of messes up the story at the end. In 2010 Huan Vu crafted a German made adaptation that is not only a great little horror movie but a pretty faithful adaptation too.
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This is going to sound familiar. An asteroid crashes into Earth near a small town. Two campers go looking at the meteor only to get devoured by something.
Just a short distance away is the lovely home of Sam (James Brewster) and Barb (Elissa Neil) and their kids Pete (Tom DeFranco) and Charles (Charles George Hildebrandt). Visiting the house happen to be Uncle Herb (John Schmerling), Aunt Millie (Ethel Michelson) and some deadly alien spawn that have moved into the basement.
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A glowing light takes over a man who is driving a car out in the desert. The possessed man drives to a scientific outpost called Lab Central. The man busts into the place and finds Dr. Hubbell Eliot (John Emery). The light leaves the man, who drops dead, and enters Dr. Eliot.
Meanwhile Dr. Eliot’s colleagues Dr. Leslie Gaskell (Jeff Morrow) and Dr. Arnold Culver (George O’Hanlon) have been tracking what they believe to be an asteroid which suddenly changes course. Dr. Eliot confuses the men by telling them they are wrong. Dr. Gaskell orders the military to blast the object out of the sky. The object is hit and crashes into the ocean off of Mexico. Dr. Eliot suddenly collapses and is sent to the hospital while Dr. Gaskell, Dr. Gaskell’s girlfriend and assistant Vera Hunter (Barbara Lawrence) and Dr. Culver race to take a look at the object.
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Jack DeVries (Chris Mulkey), an average ordinary citizen with no prior history of violence or criminal activity, has suddenly gone on a massive crime spree, shooting, killing and robbing a bank. A high speed chase ensues which ends with DeVries wounded and taken to the hospital.
Strange FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) arrives at the police station demanding to see DeVries and Detective Thomas Beck (Michael Nouri) infroms Gallagher that DeVries might not survive the night. Gallagher panics and demands that they go to the hospital immediately. Meanwhile a dying DeVries coughs out a giant space slug that leaves his body and moves into the patient beside DeVries, Jonathan Miller (William Boyett). Miller then proceeds to go on a murderous rampage.
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Like with so many sci-fi horror films, this 1957 Universal horror starts with a meteor crashing into the Earth. But this time out is a little different. There’s no aliens seeking blood, raising the dead or trying to take over the world. There’s just the meteor and some rocks.
The meteor crashes just on the outskirts of San Angelo, California and the meteor breaks into hundreds of black rock fragments. Federal geologist Ben Gilbert (Phil Harvey) happens to collect one of the rocks and takes back to his office to examine. The head of Ben’s department, Dave Miller (Grant Williams), returns from a trip and finds Ben dead – turned to stone and the office destroyed by black rocks.
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Never thought I’d ever have a movie from the bad Paul Anderson on a recommended movie list but here we are.
In the year 2047 the crew of the Lewis and Clark has been dispatched to find the Event Horizon, a ship that went missing seven years before. It’s seems it’s returned and has sent out a distress signal. The crew lead by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) board the ship finding that the crew was massacred and everyone on board is dead.
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Don’t the goofy title fool you. This entertaining and tense little thriller from 1958 is a lot better than the title suggests.
Newly married Marge Farrell (Gloria Talbott) starts noticing something is wrong with her husband Bill (Tom Tryon). He’s acting cold, distant and even his beloved dogs notice something is up. Marge notices that Bill isn’t the only man in town acting strange. She follows Bill one night and finds him walking to a space ship where an alien leaves his Bill suit and enters the ship!
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Scientist Dr. Cal Meacham (Rex Reason) returns to his home after leaving a conference. Dr. Meacham flies himself but his plane loses power but is fortunately saved by a mysterious green light.
Once he arrives home his assistant Joe Wilson (Robert Nichols) informs him of a mysterious package arriving. The package contains instructions for building a strange new device. Dr. Meacham and Wilson quickly build what turns out to be something called an interocitor, a TV-like device that suddenly has a strange man named Exeter (Jeff Morrow) appear on it informing Meacham that he has passed a test and is invited to join other scientists working for Exeter. Wilson thinks it’s a bad idea but Dr. Meacham goes.
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The good Dr. Karol Noymann (John Carradine) is killed in an explosion and his colleague Dr. Penner (Philip Tonge) quits the U.S. Atomic Commission calling for change. Later at his house Dr. Penner is visited by the recently deceased Dr. Noymann. Noymann`s moving corpse has been taken over by an alien. An invisible alien!
The alien informs Dr. Penner that his race is going to conquer the Earth and that he should inform the governments to stop atomic testing and to surrender to avoid bloodshed. The race of aliens are invisible and will take over the bodies of the dead if their demands aren’t heeded. Dr. Penner tries to warn the government but nobody believes him. The aliens then step up and start taking over the dead and informing the public to cease testing and surrender.
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