It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • An Earth rescue expedition goes to Mars to rescue an earlier mission and finds only one survivor, the expedition leader Col. Carruthers. He is under arrest and will face a court-martial on his arrival back on Earth. No one believes his fantastic story of a Martian monster that methodically killed all of the members of his crew, one by one, until only he was left. On the return trip however, they realize the monster is on board and living on the lower decks. It begins to attack the crew who quickly become concerned about their own survival.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form which stows away on the rescue ship.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>


Opening scene Panorama of the Mars in the distance we can see a wrecked spacecraft, close by another functional ship...

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