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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:
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
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 ...


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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Zontar: Invader from Venus  »

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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 »


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 »


Keith Ritchie: He knows exactly what he wants and he's about to make a move to get it. And although his name is untranslatable to any Earth language, it would sound something like Zontar.
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Referenced in Dead End (1985) See more »

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First Buchanan film ever viewed.
18 October 2004 | by (New Kensington P.A.) – See all my reviews

This of course was the first movie i saw by the infamous Z-Grade Master Larry Buchanan. I saw It Conquered The World (1956) the monster was kinda stupid looking in the original but it was made like that for Venus gravity reasons, i still enjoyed the original being a B-Movie Buff myself & it was by Roger Corman one of the most well known Producers & Directors of Sci-Fi & Horror Cinema. Well I read about Buchanan's Version on the net saw screen caps & all I thought the monster in this remake looks better so i asked for it for my Birthday in September of 2001 i got it & watched it. I knew John Agar from other Sci-Fi & Horror Flicks he was really good in this one the other acting was alright not as good as him though of course i still really enjoyed it. As we all know Susan Bjurman of course was no Beverly Garland at the role & not as beautiful as Garland, but she was good at the acting part. Tony Houston was good but he was no Lee Van Cleef. Pat Delaney was as good as Sally Fraser & as beautiful i thought. The original was better in some ways & Buchanan's version was better in other ways. So overall I really liked it.

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