Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them.Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
The bulging eyeballs of the aliens were thought by many to have been made out of ping-pong balls. The makeup artist Harry Thomas revealed that these eyes were actually made from the bottoms of egg cartons. See more »
The radio in the gas station is receiving police calls, but is it simply a Crosley AM radio. Police call frequencies are far beyond the range of a standard AM radio. See more »
Opening title rises up from the mushroom cloud towards the camera. See more »
The print of the film used on the Triton Multimedia/Slingshot Video DVD release includes several green tinted inserts and effects shots, most notably when our hero is first zapped by the aliens and later during the underground scenes. See more »
Were some of these low-budget 1950s sci-fi flicks intentionally competing to see who could come up with the most ridiculous looking aliens? When it comes to getting laughs, the bug-eyed beetle-browed killers from space are second only to Corman's conquering turnip. But it's a close second, and they get a good deal more speaking lines and screen time. Modern film makers actually trying to make their monsters amusing have never been able to create aliens as hilarious as this. Other than that, however, there isn't really anything to recommend in this rather mundane effort.
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