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Director:
Writers:
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) and
Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Fast moving, wild Corman classic See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Paul Birch ... Paul Johnson

Beverly Garland ... Nadine Storey
Morgan Jones ... Harry Sherbourne
William Roerick ... Dr. F.W. Rochelle
Jonathan Haze ... Jeremy Perrin

Dick Miller ... Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
Anna Lee Carroll ... Davanna Woman (as Anne Carroll)
Pat Flynn ... Simmons
Barbara Bohrer ... Waitress
Roy Engel ... Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper ... Joanne
Harold Fong ... Speciman
Lyle Latell ... (scenes deleted)
Gail Ganley ... Girl
Ralph Reed ... Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Clark ... Man (uncredited)
Tom Graeff ... Car Park Attendant (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith ... Man at Newsstand (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Bum (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith) and
Mark Hanna (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
John J. Mescall (photographed by) (as John Mescall)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Curly Batson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lou Place .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Boleslavsky .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... second unit director (uncredited)
Lou Place .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Phillip Mitchell)
Herman Lewis .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Blaisdell .... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Burns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Other crew
Tom Graeff .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Charles B. Griffith .... location scout (uncredited)
Paul Julian .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
UK:PG (2010) | UK:X (1957) | USA:Approved (PCA #18203)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Explorers (1985)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fast moving, wild Corman classic, 16 November 1998
Author: Chris J. from Seattle, WA

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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