John Putnam is a writer and an amateur stargazer with a new home out in the beautiful Arizona desert, which he enjoys with Ellen Fields, his girlfriend and a local schoolteacher. John is not trusted by the people of the small town near where he lives, certainly not by Sheriff Matt Warren, who feels protective of Ellen, and perhaps something more. One night, John and Ellen see a meteorite crash in the desert. John drags his friend, Pete, out of bed to take him over to the crash site in his helicopter. Once there, John climbs down into the crater. Unfortunately, he does so alone, as Pete and Ellen wait for him. John is the only one who sees the spaceship before a landslide covers it. And John is the only one who catches a glimpse of the hideous thing inside. At first John's story seems mad, until some of the townsfolk begin acting strange - as if they aren't really who they seem to be.Written by
"Sand Rock, Arizona" appears to be a fictitious town. See more »
When the alien first goes walking about in the desert, the camera cuts to a startled owl, which tries to fly away only to be jerked back by the visible string tied to its leg. See more »
This is Sand Rock, Arizona, of a late evening in early spring. It's a nice town, knowing its past and sure of its future, as it makes ready for the night, and the predictable morning. The desert blankets the earth, cooling, resting for the fight with tomorrow's sun. And in my house near the town, we're also sure of the future. So very sure.
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The credits are at the end rather than at the beginning. They include shots of the characters with the cast names, and the pictures would mean nothing if seen before the film. See more »
If you can file away your hypercritical eye to sit back and view It Came From Otter Space, you'll enjoy it. This era the 50's through the early 60's gave birth to the best Sci-Fi storytelling since "talkies" came to be. Film Noir came of age in that same decade and a half as well as the greatest of the Musicals.
If you haven't seen "This Island Earth", "When World's Collide", "THEM", "Earth vs The Flying Saucers", key a eye out for them on local late TV, or the movie channels. Without Computer Aided Graphics the backgrounds look a little cheesy by comparison but the stories and acting are superb. My one complaint, "Would it have been all that difficult to have actually filmed ICFOS in Arizona?"
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