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

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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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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At the beginning of the film, after the object (thought to be a meteor) has landed, there is an extreme close-up of a typewriter as a report is being typed out. What is actually typed out is "metor lands." See more »

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References King Kong (1933) 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 contribution to the cheesy horror movies of the 50's
11 August 1998 | by (Katrineholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Actually it's a Swedish-American collaboration. A spaceship (that looks VERY much like a meteor) crashes in Northern Sweden before the eyes of some Samis. Some people, including the young geologist Erik Engström and the American Dr Wilson, travel up to a village in the vicinity to take a look at the ship - and Dr Wilsons beautiful niece Diane. At about the same time the aliens (who never speak, but sound kinda like synthesizers) release their pet - a hilarious, 3 metre high, furry monster with ridiculous teeth (you've got to see it for yourself). I guess you get the picture. Without spoiling any of the fun I can say that the rest of the story involves wrecking of Sami villages, a totally uncalled-for nude scene (well, almost) , and a love affair (WHO could it be between?). This is a 50's monster turkey with real class, it has all the cliches and very few dull moments. If you watch it until the end, you get to see a visual effect that is BY FAR the worst one I've ever seen.


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