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Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966)

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A young scientist who helps a lone alien from Venus, finds out it wants to destroy man.

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Complete credited cast:
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Dr. Curt Taylor
Susan Bjurman ...
Anne Taylor
Tony Huston ...
Keith Ritchie (as Anthony Houston)
Pat Delaney ...
Martha Ritchie (as Patricia De Laney)
Neil Fletcher ...
Gen. Matt Young
Warren Hammack ...
John - Rocket Scientist at Zone 6
Colleen Carr ...
Louise - Zone 6
Jeff Alexander ...
Rocket Scientist at Zone 6
Bill Thurman ...
Sheriff Brad Crenshaw
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Sgt. Magalari
Jonathan Ledford ...
Zone 6 Gate Guard
George Edgley ...
Mr. Ledford - Newspaper Editor (as George Edglley)
Carol Gilley ...
Alice - Zone 6 Clerk
Bertha Holmes ...
Townswoman
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A misguided scientist enables an alien from Venus named Zontar to come to earth in order to help solve man's problems. However, Zontar has other ideas, like disabling the power supply of the entire world and taking possession of important officials with mind control devices. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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From another planet... sent to enslave mankind!

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$22,000 (estimated)
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This remake of Roger Corman's low budget It Conquered the World (1956) was one of a series of films shot in 16mm and color and was used to pad out one of American International's television syndication packages. See more »

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When Keith confronts Curt in the lab, they are seen behind a glass window; when the camera angle reverses, the window is gone. See more »

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Martha Ritchie: Keith, you talk as if this *thing* was a personal friend of yours!
Anne Taylor: Oh yes, they're real chums.
Keith Ritchie: The days when people made fun of me are over!
Dr. Curt Taylor: Ah he's here to help us save ourselves? From what?
Keith Ritchie: *From* ourselves Curt! *From* ourselves!
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Low budget Saturday afternoon Sci Fi. fun.
25 February 2002 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

Low budget Saturday afternoon Sci Fi. fun. A scientist communicates with the bizarre Zontar believing that he (it) will be beneficial to mankind! Zontar lands on Earth and hides in a cave with the intent to control the populace with parasitic batlike sentries that detach from his body and attach themselves to victims. Sure it's cheap, but the dialog is fun, and Zontar's costume is not to be missed! If you are looking for a high class production you are missing the fun! This is what makes these movies such treasures! This is Larry Buchanan's remake of "It Conquered the World"(there was no first version of Zontar) Larry also remade "Invasion of the Saucer People" as "The Eye Creatures."


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