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They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | May 1967 (USA)
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

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Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field, - exceptional because the space rocks all fell in a V formation. Dr. Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. The scientists are summarily taken over by some alien force, and others in the area are dying from a mysterious "crimson plague," which covers their bodies with drops of blood. Temple seems the only person immune to both maladies, so if he can discover the reason for this immunity, he may yet foil the alien plan to take earthlings back to the moon for their own sinister purposes. Written by duke1029

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These creatures use their powers to possess and then use humans as slaves! See more »

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Eles Vieram do Espaço Exterior  »

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Allegedly this was Anwar Sadat's favorite movie. See more »

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Temple is examining charts in his office when Arden comes in to invite him back to the farm where the meteors fell. When the wall is shown again, a large new chart of the moon has appeared. See more »

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Lee Mason: Sentiment! I will not have sentiment interfering with our vital work!
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Pretty tame alien movie.
9 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Several unknown objects come crashing down into some farmland. A team of scientists goes to check it out. The objects appear to be meteorites but the scientists are skeptical. It turns out that the objects contain some sort of alien lifeform which is able to inhabit the bodies of human beings.

Just what are the aliens up to? Well...I won't spoil it for you but their motives here on Earth are actually pretty dull.

Robert Hutton is absolutely laughable as a middle-aged scientist who likens himself as some sort of "Rambo" tough guy. He sneaks around, blows stuff up and avoids alien death squads which are out to kill him.

This all probably sounds somewhat interesting but the action sequences are short and poorly executed. A lifeless screenplay certainly doesn't help matters. I will say that the acting is passable and the direction occasionally stands out. Unfortunately, the tepid storyline and silly main character get in the way of any positive aspects of this film.


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