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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Birch ...
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Morgan Jones ...
Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick ...
Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ...
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Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll ...
Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn ...
Barbara Bohrer ...
Waitress
Roy Engel ...
Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper ...
Joanne
Harold Fong ...
Speciman
Lyle Latell ...
(scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley ...
Girl
Ralph Reed ...
Boy
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

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Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...

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10 February 1957 (USA)  »

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Allied Artists Pictures released this film on a double bill with Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) with the tag line "Terrorama! Double Horror Sensation!" See more »

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Not only can you see the boom microphone, but can see it's shadow on the wall when Nadine talks to her boyfriend Harry, at the kitchen table. See more »

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Remade as Not of This Earth (1988) See more »

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Fast moving, wild Corman classic
16 November 1998 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

One of Corman's very best is this 1957 gem which originally was double billed with the enjoyable Attack of the Crab Monster. Paul Birch is the blank eyed vampire from another planet who wears cool wrap-around shades and dressed in a black business suit. Carpenter drew inspiration from here for They Live. He sends specimens of humans to his planet for further study like vacuum cleaner Dick Miller, hires a suspicious chauffeur (Jonathan Haze--who is remembered best from Little Shop of Horrors), hires an unsuspecting nurse (beverly garland)to give him blood transfusions, and still has time to play around as a flying head crushing bat creature. The special effects are courtesy of the very talented Paul Blaisdell (She Creature, Saucer Men and more). It's been remade a few times.. but nothing comes close to the original. Campy fun!! Highly recommended. And only a little over an hour long.


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