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Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

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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Sten Gester ...
Erik Engström
Robert Burton ...
Dr. Frederick Wilson
Bengt Blomgren ...
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Åke Grönberg ...
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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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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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Sweden's version of a 50s, Sci/Fi, B monster movie.
8 August 2005 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

On the DVD I rented there were two versions of the same movie, Horror in the Midnight Sun, and Invasion of the Animal People. Although these are quite different, IMDb has these listed together as Rymdinvasion i Lappland. Horror in the Midnight Sun was a fairly decent movie. It's another low budget B movie from the late 50s. A lot of these have their problems and Horror in the Midnight Sun is no exception but it is an entertaining movie. It was also interesting to watch a movie of this genre that is Swedish/American made. It's a Swedish version of a B Sci/Fi monster movie. I'm glad I watched it. It was nothing special but still decent. Invasion of the Animal People was not as good and by itself would be a mess. When seen after watching Horror in the Midnight Sun, it does show how a movie can be cut up, pieces spliced in and the movie changed. Watching to see what and how the film was changed was the only thing I found interesting with Invasion of the Animal People. If you're really into 50s Sci/Fi B monster movies, you should take a look at Horror In The Midnight Sun but if you only have a chance to see Invasion of the Animal People, don't bother.


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