Colonel Reynolds and his group of government scientists continue their work on re-animating the dead for military use. His son Curt and his girlfriend Julie use Dad's security pass to sneak... See full summary »
James T. Callahan,
After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend find Lem ... See full summary »
A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet. The invaders, who arrive in a flying saucer, carry deadly ray guns that turn Earth-people into skeletons. Written by
The trim on the aliens' costumes is made from masking tape, and their space boots are men's dress shoes covered by socks. See more »
The teenagers speak English so we the viewers can understand them, but arriving from outer space with suitcase like instruments is another thing. When they first exit their ship and set up their instruments to take readings, one of the suitcases even labeled inside as a "Multi-Channel Mixer". See more »
To give his film more credibility, writer/director/composer/editor/producer/actor Tom (Lockyear) Graeff credited himself as "Tom Lockyear" for the role of Joe, a newspaper reporter and Betty's boyfriend. See more »
First, examine the official cast credits. Tom Graeff, the writer, producer and director, plays Joe Rogers, the reporter and boyfriend of Betty (Dawn Anderson Bender). This discounts the long-time theory that he was also the star, acting under psuedo-name of David Love (playing Derek). The two were actually lovers in real-life at the time. This science-fiction tale of a good alien (Love) on Earth being pursued by a bad alien Thor (Bryan Grant) pre-dates "The Terminator" by 25 years. The intensity by which Thor chases Derek almost has homo-erotic undertones. Derek becomes friendly with a woman (Anderson) and her grandfather (Harvey B. Dunn), who become embroiled in his plight. A horrific ray-gun turns people into skeletons, and an ever-growing shadowy lobster threatens to devour humanity. This is intriguing, small-budget sci-fi with odd plot contrivances and a particularly flat spaceship which could hold nary a few snakes, let alone an alien crew. But the 1950s style ambience is in abundance here: wholesome suburbs, swoopy dresses, a saucy blonde (Sonia Torgeson), Cold War hysteria, etc. Dunn as the grandpa is particularly helpful, running around whenever his granddaughter is in danger. Anderson is earnest as the pretty heroine, while Love is appropriately stiff as an other-worldly invader. The picture is overlong by about 20 minutes, and the effects are abysmal, but it moves along and has its charms.
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