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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
While Stillwell and Curtis are having their discussion in the jalopy, the blue screen background is reflected on the car making it appear as though the hood is transparent and the countryside is seen through it and Stillwell. See more »
Dr. Curtis Temple:
Why that's impossible! No propulsion system on Earth could possibly send a rocket to the Moon and back in 24 hours.
The system we employ was not created on Earth.
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Considering that this film was obviously shot on a tight budget, it worked out to be an enjoyable film nonetheless. I haven't seen many Hutton films, but I like his Style of thinking, cerebral hero who reasons first, shoots later.
This film must have been very inspirational to Stephen King, as the plot of his book "The Tommyknockers" was nearly identical to the plot of this movie - right down to the hero with a metal plate in his head.
Of course, the only real down side to this film is the fight music. All it consists of is Someone pounding on a snare drum. they could have done better here.
All in all, it's an enjoyable film of it's era, and one I Will probably watch again.
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