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Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23 January 1954 (USA)
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.

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Col. Banks
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Briggs
Frank Gerstle ...
Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick ...
Deneb / The Tala (as John Merrick)
Barbara Bestar ...
Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken ...
Maj. Clift (as Shep Menken)
Jack Daly ...
Power House Guard
Ron Gans ...
Sentry - Sgt. Powers (as Ron Kennedy)
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Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ...
Sgt. Bandero
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Robert Roark ...
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Mark Scott ...
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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 (duke1029@aol.com)

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Asesinos del espacio  »

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Contrary to the usual practice in the 1950s, the credits appear at the end rather than at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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When Briggs is on the phone with Banks there is a chair in front of the flag but in the next scene when Mrs. Martin is sitting on the couch there is a stand with a vase of flowers in front of the flag. See more »

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Dr. Douglas Martin: Those eyes! Those HORRIBLE eyes!
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It was bad then...and it is bad now.
13 January 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The only comment I can add to the near-unanimous panning of the film by other IMDb critics is this. Remember how when you were very young, you saw some sci-fi or horror film that scared the daylights out of you, and then when you saw it again many years later you wondered how you could have possibly found it so scary? Well, this isn't one of those films! As a pre-teenager, I used to stay up Saturday nights to watch "Chiller Theater", a weekly showing of the "best" that the 1950's had to offer by way of Grade Z (or less) sci-fi or horror films, occasionally livened up by humorous commentary by the host, Zacherley. Some of those films were minor gems in their way. But even as a prepubescent fan, I could spot a dog of a film when I saw one, and "Killers from Space" was identified once and for all as a howler even then.


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