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Raymond F. Jones (story)
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Release Date:
1 June 1955 (USA) See more »
The supreme excitement of our time! See more »
Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Eeeeek! See more (106 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jeff Morrow ... Exeter

Faith Domergue ... Dr. Ruth Adams
Rex Reason ... Dr. Cal Meacham
Lance Fuller ... Brack

Russell Johnson ... Dr. Steve Carlson
Douglas Spencer ... The Monitor
Robert Nichols ... Joe Wilson
Karl Ludwig Lindt ... Dr. Adolph Engelborg (as Karl L. Lindt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Byron ... Photographer (uncredited)
Spencer Chan ... Dr. Hu Ling Tang (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Pilot (uncredited)
Coleman Francis ... Express Deliveryman (uncredited)
Marc Hamilton ... Metaluna Inhabitant (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Ingram ... Photographer (uncredited)
Charlotte Lander ... Metaluna Woman at Decompression Console (uncredited)

Orangey ... Neutron--Cat (uncredited)
Regis Parton ... Mutant (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Olan Soule ... First Reporter (uncredited)
Les Spears ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lizalotta Valesca ... Dr. Marie Pitchner (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Webb (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman  (as Joseph Newman)
Writing credits
Raymond F. Jones (story "The Alien Machine")

Franklin Coen (screenplay) and
George Callahan (screenplay) (as Edward G. O'Callaghan)

Produced by
William Alland .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Clifford Stine 
Film Editing by
Virgil W. Vogel  (as Virgil Vogel)
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Richard H. Riedel 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell (gowns)
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sergei Petschnikoff .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Frank .... assistant director
George Lollier .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Clifford Stine .... special photography
Cleo E. Baker .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roswell A. Hoffmann .... optical printing (as Roswell A. Hoffman)
Frank Tipper .... effects animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten .... flutist (uncredited)
Other crew
William Fritzsche .... technicolor color consultant
Dianna Cyrus Bixby .... aircraft pilot (uncredited)
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Robert Hickman .... mutant constructor (uncredited)
Dorothy Hughes .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Kevan .... mutant constructor (uncredited)
Chris Mueller .... mutant constructor (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick .... mutant designer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bloodlust in Outer Space" - USA (reissue title)
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87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

A portion of this movie was used in Wonder Woman TV series (1997) season 2 episode 10See more »
Revealing mistakes: As the trio return to Earth, the panels in the background of the control room brighten but the center one has a visible tear revealing them to be made of paper.See more »
Dr. Cal Meacham:I feel like a new toothbrush.
[after being enclosed in a clear tube]
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Movie Connections:
Eine kleine Nachtmusik: 2nd MovementSee more »


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45 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Eeeeek!, 5 October 2004
Author: BumpyRide from TCM's Basement

This was the Star Wars of the 1950's. What movie are these people watching when they say there is no story? This is great escapist fun, filled with flying saucers, aliens, monsters and explosions! Some movies are just meant to be viewed *surprise* as entertainment! Kick back, turn off your brain, relax and watch a fun movie and be entertained by the lumbering bug eyed monsters! Sure, Rex Reason (cool name) is a walking totem pole, and Faith sure does scream a lot, but that's what women did in the 50's when they were being carried away by a scary monster. The effects are pretty good for its time, and the whole picture is a great time capsule about where we were mid-century when space was unexplored, and the flying saucer craze was still going on.

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