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The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960)

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When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Johnson ...
Hauron
Katherine Victor ...
Nadja
Harriet Dichter ...
Woman Scientist
Chuck Howard ...
Maj. Gen. Hollister
Bill Vess ...
Captain Martin
Joe Chester ...
Dr. Meister
Gary Travis ...
Bob Hardin
Billy Greene ...
Dr. Von Hoften
Scott Peters ...
Tom Wright
Linda Connell ...
Sally Markham
Tom Allen ...
Cpl. Wilson
Thelaine Williams ...
Brain F. Wood ...
Elmer Wesson
Flori Jo Johnson ...
Switchboard Operator
Lyle Felice ...
Deputy Chief (as Lyle Felisse)
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When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S. space program. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Linda Connell, who plays Sally, was the daughter of Director of Photography W. Merle Connell who shot this film. It was her only film role. See more »

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When Hauron shoots down the rocket, he supposedly has only one arm. But while shooting, and shortly afterward, it can be clearly seen that his left arm is held against his side, tucked in under his clothes. See more »

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I'll Find a Way
Written by Morey Bernstein
Performed by Jerry Savoy
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From the genius behind "Robot Monster", comes "The Cape Canaveral Monsters"
19 August 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Robot Monster" is the single greatest bad science fiction film of all time. As much as I love Ed Wood films, they occasionally contain slow spots. "Robot Monster" on the other hand, is nonstop entertainment from beginning to end. Unfortunately, its the only film by Phil Tucker to have entered certified cult status, as his other films are widely unavailable. This is a shame, because "The Cape Canaveral Monsters" is just as insanely enjoyable. Tucker's direction hasn't improved one bit, but that doesn't mean the film is ever boring.

There are too many hilarious aspects to this film. The central idea (aliens take over dead human bodies, hide out in a cave and try to sabotage the American space race) isn't only cliché, its illogical to the extreme. The plot is, unsurprisingly, littered with the most unsubtle anti-communist propaganda imaginable.

Still, there's reasons why I'm convinced Phil Tucker may have been onto something rather post-modern here. The acting is so bad, the dialog so horrible no one in their right mind could take it seriously, plus there's a running gag about one of the aliens trying to reattach their arm, maybe Tucker had created an ahead of its time satire. Either way, "The Cape Canaveral Monsters" is sheer genius, plain and simple. (8/10)


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