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Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

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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 ...
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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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Giants of the ages run amuck in icy death attack controlled by alien brains! See more »

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19 August 1959 (Sweden)  »

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Invasion of the Animal People  »

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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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Referenced in Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008) 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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Very entertaining, especially if you're Swedish!
5 May 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I'm from Sweden, and they don't make many horror/sci-fi movies here, so it's really nice to finally have this classic on DVD!

Sure, it's really cheap and a bit slow sometimes, but it's still entertaining, especially if you're Swedish and recognize some of the famous guest stars.

I have to say that I also like the monster design, it's quite unique, and the whole mountain setting gives the movie a great atmosphere.

The acting is quite good too. I especially enjoyed the beautiful Barbara Wilson. Swedish actor Gösta Prüzelius also appears in the movie. He is best known for his role as Reidar in 1990's soap opera "Rederiet".

By the way, famous Swedish singer Brita Borg, the girl singing in one of the scenes, passed away last night. She was eighty-three years old.


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