An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while ... See full summary »
Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »
Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
Contrary to the usual practice in the 1950s, the credits appear at the end rather than at the beginning of the movie. See more »
Freeze-frames are used in several scenes where the action is supposed to be live: the loud speaker tower before the first atom bomb test; the shot from the air of the "fireball"; Dr. Martin a few moments after he crashes his car; and in the opening shot of Dr. Martin lying on the aliens' operating table. See more »
Were some of these low-budget 1950s sci-fi flicks intentionally competing to see who could come up with the most ridiculous looking aliens? When it comes to getting laughs, the bug-eyed beetle-browed killers from space are second only to Corman's conquering turnip. But it's a close second, and they get a good deal more speaking lines and screen time. Modern film makers actually trying to make their monsters amusing have never been able to create aliens as hilarious as this. Other than that, however, there isn't really anything to recommend in this rather mundane effort.
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