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Invasion of the Animal People (1959)
"Rymdinvasion i Lappland" (original title)

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Aliens release a furry critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists.

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Barbara Wilson ...
Diane Wilson
Sten Gester ...
Erik Engström
Robert Burton ...
Dr. Frederick Wilson
Bengt Blomgren ...
Col. Robert Bottiger
Åke Grönberg ...
Dr. Henrik
Gösta Prüzelius ...
Dr. Walter Ullman
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After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate. Just as they discover that the meteor is actually a spaceship, a hideous monster destroys their plane and kills the soldier guarding it. As the geologist (along with his figure skater girlfriend) are trying to ski to safety, the monster attacks again and kidnaps the helpless woman. What is this creature, and can it be stopped? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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monster | meteor | sweden | lapland | alien | See more »

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19 August 1959 (Sweden)  »

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Invasion of the Animal People  »

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$40,000 (estimated)
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The scientists fly up to Lappland in an SAS Convair 440 Metroliner, "Trygve Viking", then onto the landing site in a Swedish army Noorduyn Norseman. See more »

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In the added American footage, when one of the men points to Lappland on the map, he is actually pointing to Greenland. See more »

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MIDNIGHT SUN LAMENT
Based on an old Swedish melody
Music and Swedish lyrics by Gustaf Unger
English lyrics by Frederick Herbert
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Schlock oddity from Scandinavia
23 August 2008 | by (Seattle WA) – See all my reviews

This hauntingly atmospheric monster flick was one of my favorite creature features on Saturday afternoon TV when I was kid. It was known as "Invasion of the Animal People" (a great title, in my opinion - sleazemeister distributor Jerry Warren deserves credit). The talky and inane tacked-on beginning, while unnecessary, doesn't take up enough time to detract from the film's crude, grainy, and ultimately mesmerizing beauty. A UFO lands in the snows of Lappland, and its bald, telepathic (?) occupants accidentally unleash their twenty-foot tall hairy humanoid pet. The latter then terrorizes the local Sami as well as Swedish cross-country skiers. The on-location Arctic locales give the film a look and feel which is unique in drive-in horror history.


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