A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.Written by
The alien brain was created by special effects artist Ivyl Burks and used $3,300 of neon lights to create the glowing effect. See more »
Whenever the 'lightning' effect occurs as the holy blob uses his power, the shadows of both objects and people show up on the 'sky' and background elements revealing them to be back-drops in a studio. See more »
We found something that fell out of the sky this afternoon. We know where it is.
Bud's telling the truth. I saw it too. It fell out of the sky. Well, you've got to believe him!
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The children of some US rocket scientists come under the spell of a strange alien being that seems to want them to sabotage the nations defense!
Another B thriller from director Jack Arnold (who directed the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon in 1954), this one is a bit more intelligent than the average drive-in sci-fi fodder. The Space Children is actually an anti-war film kind of in the tradition of The Twilight Zone, the story does indeed resemble a story that one would see on the classic TV series. Arnold lends some steady direction, creating an occasionally eerie atmosphere (who could ever forget that spooky final image of an ill-fated Russell Johnson?) and a decent alien creation. Kudos go to a chilling music score.
The cast isn't half bad, the youths of the film being especially good.
A worth-wild watch for those who like the films of this era.
** 1/2 out of ****
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