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Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Approved | | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi | 27 October 1965 (USA)
A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Haller

Writers:

Jerry Sohl (screenplay), H.P. Lovecraft (from "The Colour Out of Space")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Nahum Witley
Nick Adams ... Stephen Reinhart
Freda Jackson ... Letitia Witley
Suzan Farmer ... Susan Witley
Terence de Marney ... Merwyn
Patrick Magee ... Dr. Henderson
Paul Farrell Paul Farrell ... Jason
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Potter
Harold Goodwin ... Taxi Driver (UK version)
Sydney Bromley ... Pierce
Billy Milton ... Henry
Sheila Raynor ... Miss Bailey (UK version)
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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Science Fiction challenges the Forces of Darkness to scare YOU screamless! (all USA combo double-feature ads) See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colour Out of Space See more »

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Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The train station at which Stephen Reinhart (Nick Adams) disembarks is called Arkham. Arkham was a fictional town created by H.P. Lovecraft. See more »

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When the stranger arrives, looking to get to "the Witley Estate", can't get a taxi, hire a car or even a bicycle, several times he asks directions which he never gets, told the only way he'll ever get there is to walk, he wanders off with no directions and yet in the absence of any signposts arrives at a locked front gate which has NO name (no "Witley Manor") but only "Keep Out" signs which he proceeds to get around and into the grounds. See more »

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[first lines]
Taxi Driver: Morning!
Stephen Reinhart: Morning. Taxi?
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A Good Sci-Fi Horror Movie
27 May 2012 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The American Stephen Reinhart (Nick Adams) arrives by train in Arkham, a small town in the countryside of England. He tries to travel to the real estate of a man called Witley by taxi or bicycle, but the locals are frightened by the name and refuse to help him. Stephen has to walk to the property and he is badly received by Nahum Witley (Boris Karloff), who is on the wheelchair.

Stephen informs that he had been invited by his fiancée, Susan Witley (Suzan Farmer), who welcomes him when she sees Stephen. The young man is summoned by Susan's mother, Letitia Witley (Freda Jackson), who is very ill, to have a private conversation with her, and she asks Stephen to leave the real estate as soon as possible with Susan. Further he learns that the maid Helga has disappeared and the butler Merwyn (Terence de Marney) is also very ill.

Stephen notes that there are weird things happening in the house, with a woman in black wandering in the garden and screams during the night. He snoops around and finds the Nahum is using the radiation of a meteorite in the greenhouse to turn the wasteland into a place of beauty with giant plants. However the side effect of the radiation has killed Merwyn and affected the health and turned Helga and Letitia into monsters. Now Nahum wants to destroy the stone with tragic consequences.

"Die, Monster, Die!" is a good sci-fi horror movie with Boris Karloff. The creepy story has a promising beginning but when the mystery is disclosed, it is a little disappointing. I was expecting that Corbin Witley was behind the dark events but the plots changes to science fiction and becomes silly. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Morte Para Um Monstro" ("Death for a Monster")


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