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Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1957 (USA)
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after inadvertently hitting it with their car.

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Johnny Carter (as Steve Terrell)
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Joan Hayden
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Joe Gruen
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Farmer Larkin
Lyn Osborn ...
Artie Burns
Russ Bender ...
Doctor
Douglas Henderson ...
Lt. Wilkins, USAF
Sam Buffington ...
Col. Ambrose - USAF
Jason Johnson ...
Detective
Don Shelton ...
City Attorney Hayden
Scott Peters ...
USAF Sergeant with Bullhorn
Jan Englund ...
Diner Waitress
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Sgt. Bruce
Bob Einer ...
Soda Jerk
Pat Lawler ...
Irene (as Patti Lawler)
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A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The recurring alien character Morbo in Futurama (1999) was modelled on the aliens in the film. See more »

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Colonel: Our job is to prevent a possible nation-wide panic by keeping the information from the public.
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After "The End" appears on screen "...until the next time" follows. See more »

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Edited into Heavy Petting (1989) See more »

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Neat effects (still) in formula 50's sci-fi.
21 November 1998 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

The same plot with only the type of monster changed was used in the following years run-away hit, The Blob, which was Steve McQueen's first major role.

Here we have Paul Blaisdell's alien creature creations which are quite inventive. (Blaisdell did The She Creature, effects for Not of This Earth and much much more).

It's the old worn formula of the kids who tell the authorities about the creatures from outerspace who've landed and no one will believe them.

The creatures are able to detach their hands, which have eyeballs, and sharp hypo like fingernails which can punture tires or inject people with one heck of a high alcohol content.

It's great fun for 50's monster lovers.


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