|Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Aliens, Monsters, Space, Suspense, Prison, Mistaken Identity, Vampires|
Tagline: IT! ... Reaches through space! ... Scoops up men and women! ... Gorges on blood!
Plot: After the first mission to Mars fails, a second ship is sent to pick up the survivors. However, only one man is left, and it appears he murdered the rest of the crew! When the space ship returns to Earth, the crew discovers a most unwelcome stow away--a living, breathing, hunting, killing creature! This low budget favorite has been sited as one of the inspirations for ALIEN (1979).
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Well done sci-fi/horror turns out to be very well-written for its day with some eerie plotting, a few surprisingly suspenseful moments and a first alien attack that makes effective use of shadows.
| Directed by|
Edward L. Cahn
The She-Creature, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Invisible Invaders
Rebel Without a Cause, You Can't Take It with You, The Desperate Hours
The Green Mile, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, House of Wax
The Incredible Shrinking Man, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, They Were Expendable
The Wild One, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Jailhouse Rock
| Music By|
The Fly, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, The Last Man on Earth
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, The Last Man on Earth, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea