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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:
Scott Peters ...
Tom Wright
Linda Connell ...
Sally Markham
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
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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The film is set in Cape Canaveral, Florida and yet the terrain reveals mountains and desert settings. See more »

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Love Is the Thing
Written by John Nieel Jr.
Performed by Kip Shane
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Bring it, Phil Tucker!
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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 United States space program.

Probably the most interesting thing about this film is the story of the director, Phil Tucker. Tucker pumped out six films in two years, including "Robot Monster" and a Lenny Bruce film. Then, after a failed suicide attempt, he made this little-known film. From there he went on to become an editor and worked on such films as "King Kong". So, the story here is more about Tucker than the movie itself.

That being said, the story here is not bad... ignoring the sabotage aspect, we have here a story that may have more to do with vampires than zombies -- the need to use human "life forces" to stay alive. Others have drawn parallels with Romero's "Night of the Living Dead", but I think that is uncalled for.


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