In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Carruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Carruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth... Written by
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This movie was highly influential for the idea of the "Alien" set of films with Sigourney Weaver. See more »
In the top level control room, the crew fires a bazooka at it twice. However, they don't reload after the first shot. Also, there is no back blast from the weapon. See more »
Spokesman at Press Conference:
Ladies and gentlemen of the press: As you know, the first attempt to send a spaceship to the planet Mars was made six months ago. We knew that that ship, the Challenge 141, had reached its destination, but that's all we knew. Teleradio communication with Mars ceased immediately and we were forced to assume that the ship and crew had been lost. The man in charge of this expedition was a man who had become known to the world as the first man to be shot into space, the man who ...
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It! The Terror From Beyond Space is simply one of the best B-movies from the 50s. This film would actually be considered a classic (rather than just a cult classic) if they just took out one of the parts of the movie where the zipper on the creature costume's back is clearly visible for about two seconds. The idea that inspired the later-on Ridley Scott thriller ALIEN (1979). A crew of astronauts from Earth are on their way home from Mars, where one of their crewmen was later strangely found dead after they went exploring. On their way back, they realize that a horrible Martian creature that feeds on blood has stowed away on their ship, and they won't be reaching Earth for DAYS!!! Highly thrilling and enjoyable, especially if you watch it with friends at night. Also recommended is THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1960) which is another early sci-fi film, with plenty of flaws.
MPAA Rating; not rated
My Rating: Ages 7 and up (terror, some violence)
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