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Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

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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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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Science Fiction challenges the Forces of Darkness to scare YOU screamless! (all USA combo double-feature ads) See more »

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Colour Out of Space  »

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Directorial debut of Daniel Haller. See more »

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The taxi driver puts Steven's suitcase in the cab but when he hears where Steven wants to go, he refuses to take him, instead driving off with the suitcase. And Steven has his suitcase back a few seconds later. See more »

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[first lines]
Taxi Driver: Morning!
Stephen Reinhart: Morning. Taxi?
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Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Average AIP nonsense.
24 September 2004 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

Originally filmed under the more atmospheric title 'The House At The End Of The World', sadly both the American ('Die, Monster, Die!') and British ('Monster Of Terror') titles reflect the quality of the movie.

An adaptation of H P Lovecraft's 'The Colour Out Of Space' it feels more like a Poe adaptation, with its old dark mansion, subterranean corridors and air of family secrets. Unsurprisingly first-time director Haller was Corman's production designer/art director on the Poe series and the end result is a good-looking movie ruined by a poor script.

Karloff is wasted as is the cast, which is a shame as it is a fine one. Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer and Patrick Magee are genre veterans who have given (or would go on to give) fine horror performances in other movies, here they are just thrown away in small cameo roles or, in Farmer's case, a stiff, disconnected leading role.

Haller would go on to make the far better Lovecraft adaptation, 'The Dunwich Horror', which, while flawed, is well worth checking out.


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