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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  October 1958 (USA)
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Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married. Slowly, his new wife realizes something is wrong, and her ... See full summary »

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Robert Ivers ...
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Valerie Allen ...
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Sam Benson
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Jean Carson ...
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Charles Mason
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Max Grady - Bartender (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married. Slowly, his new wife realizes something is wrong, and her suspicions are confirmed when her husband's odd behaviour begins to show up in other townspeople. Written by Randy Wheeless <crwheele@dpcmail.dukepower.com>

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Shuddery things from beyond the stars, here to breed with human women! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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October 1958 (USA)  »

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Casei-me com um Monstro  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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The dogs who attack the undisguised aliens near the end of the film were initially too scared to approach the costumed actors. The dogs were then acclimated to the presence of the suited actors - perhaps too well, for when the time came to shoot the scene of the dogs attacking the aliens, the dogs didn't attack the aliens, but jumped playfully around and on them instead. The dogs were then trained to go for the "breathing tubes" on the alien costumes. Apparently, the actors playing the aliens had to guide the dogs to attack the "breathing tubes." See more »

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The plot assumes that men who have recently had children have to be human, but they may have been possessed after the conception. See more »

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Try to ignore the ludicrous title
25 March 2004 | by (Crawley England) – See all my reviews

Despite the dreadful title, this is a well made, thought provoking Sci-fi film. A young bride discovers that her husband is not the man she fell in love with, but a hideous alien in a specially constructed shell. The thought provoking part, is the ambiguous character of the aliens. At first you are convinced that these ugly creatures are on earth for evil intent. as the film progresses, you are aware of their desperation to survive, even if they have to kill to do it. In one excellent scene, a hooded alien stares longingly at a doll in a shop window, and then ruthlessly kills one of the locals without a second thought. this stimulates both compassion and revulsion. Both Gloria Talbott and Tom Tryon as the leading actors, give good understated performances, and in the final scene, Tryons' alien becomes a terribly pathetic creature whose only desire was to see the continuation of his race. Are the aliens good or evil? the jury is still out.


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