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Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | January 1958 (USA)
Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Ward Costello ...
Dr. Robert Hedges
Joyce Holden ...
Claire Erling
Frederic Downs ...
Prof. Howard Erling
John Stratton ...
Victor
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Future Woman / Nurse
Fred Herrick ...
Angelo
Beatrice Furdeaux ...
Miss Blake
Jack Dimond ...
First Lab Technician (as Jack Diamond)
Fred Taylor ...
Second Lab Technician
Bill Downs ...
Dr. Blair
William Cost ...
Joe the Bartender
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Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From Time Unborn ... A Hideous She-Thing!

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Terror from 5000 A.D.  »

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Feature film debut of Salome Jens. Although she was listed onscreen, no other contemporaneous source credited her. See more »

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The Carbon 14 method does not work with metal objects but only on materials that were once living (or part of a living organism). In other words: the method can be applied to such materials as wood, leather and bone - but not metal or mineral. See more »

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Narrator: In the year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, Man launched the first satellite and pierced the space barrier.
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Referenced in Bride of Monster Mania (2000) See more »

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Posse
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Music by Jack Shaindlin
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My Greatest Source of Nightmares as a Child was "The Chicken Lady"...
9 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

AKA "Terror From the Year 5000", shown on "Chiller Theater" back in the early 1970s... As kids, we called this the "Chicken Lady" movie because we thought the mutant Future Womans shrieks sounded like some kind of chicken (?)... Hey, but the name stuck...for us, anyway...

Almost 35 years later and I still recall it as the single scariest *bleeping* movie I ever saw! I Picked up a DVD copy online to watch with my kids... of course now this thing is one giant wheel of CHEESE compared with modern day CGI gorefests and bloodbath flicks. And it is no longer "scary" to me at all; my kids laughed uncontrollably every time the Future Woman jumped out and fried someone with those radioactive Lee Press-On Nails! BUT...

For my $$$ still rather see 100 movies like this than drek like "The Hills Have Eyes","The Devils Rejects" or "Saw"...

Rather odd to notice now - as an adult - that Salome Jens, aka Future Woman, was ONE HOT BABE without that mutant makeup job!

Hellllllllllooooooooooo Nurse Salome!


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