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The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 October 1964 (USA)
In Britain, a group of survivors fights off a deadly alien invasion that uses robots and a poisonous gas to take over the Earth.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writer:

Harry Spalding (as Henry Cross)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willard Parker ... Jeff Nolan
Virginia Field ... Peggy Hatton
Dennis Price ... Quinn Taggart
Thorley Walters ... Edgar Otis
Vanda Godsell ... Violet Courtland
David Spenser David Spenser ... Mel Brenard
Anna Palk ... Lorna Brenard
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A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer robots. Written by Keith Stacey <staceyk@rpi.net.au>

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Taglines:

They Came From The Heavens... And Sent The World Into Hell! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Earth Dies Screaming See more »

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Production Co:

Lippert Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released on Region 1 DVD on September 11th 2007, and on Region 2 DVD on August 29th 2011. See more »

Goofs

When the couple is shown in their wrecked car (approx. 5 mins into the film), the woman's left upper eyelid moves twice, yet she is supposedly dead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chopping Mall (1986) See more »

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Good science-fiction film
8 August 2002 | by salvadorfortunySee all my reviews

A low-budget film directed efficiently by British horror master Terence Fisher. The cheesy special effects and the poor aliens design don't ruin in any moment this very attractive science-fiction movie. Although the first part of the film is higher up of its last thirty minutes, the movie keeps the interest until the ending. Atmospherical shots, a conventional plot line ( a group of survivors of an environment disaster fight for their lives against an alien invasion )supported by a convincing script and fine actors direction. Not so fine as other science-fiction titles by Fisher himself as " The night of the big heat " or "Island of terror "it contains some splendid, very creative moments like the astoundin gopening credits where we assist to a chain of strange and apparently disconnected accidents ( including a train derailment ): a lesson of cinematographic economy and atmospheric invention worthy of this subversive and very talented director .


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