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Monster of Terror (1965)

Die, Monster, Die! (original title)
Approved | | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi | 27 October 1965 (USA)
A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in ... See full summary »

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Nahum Witley
Nick Adams ...
Stephen Reinhart
Freda Jackson ...
Letitia Witley
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Susan Witley
Terence de Marney ...
Merwyn
Patrick Magee ...
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Paul Farrell ...
Jason
Leslie Dwyer ...
Potter
Harold Goodwin ...
Taxi Driver (UK version)
Sydney Bromley ...
Pierce
Billy Milton ...
Henry
Sheila Raynor ...
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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Colour Out of Space  »

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In 1965 American International Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with the Italian sci-fi film Planet of the Vampires (1965), which was dubbed in English and retitled "Planet of the Vampires". See more »

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Creaky Lovecraftian fun
6 October 2004 | by (Hertford, England) – See all my reviews

A creakily atmospheric chiller from the American International stable, 1965's Die, Monster, Die! is a loose adaptation of HP Lovecraft's The Colours Out Of Space and boasts a great exploitation title and Boris Karloff, although it's now more likely to offer fun than frights.

A young heroic type arrives in a remote village looking for his fiancé but finds her family shunned by the hostile locals, and with good reason – her mad scientist father Nahum Witley (Karloff) has recovered a strange meteorite which turns plants into giants and several members of his household into grotesquely scarred mutants.

Clunky acting and a faintly ludicrous script aside, there's a lot to enjoy, from the gloomy sets and portentous dialogue to one of wheelchair-bound Karloff's last meaty roles and a delicious mood of corruption well sustained by director Daniel Haller (formerly art director on some of AI's finest Vincent Price vehicles).


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