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Monster of Terror (1965)

Die, Monster, Die! (original title)
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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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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can you face the ULTIMATE in DIABOLISM!...can you face PURE TERROR! (all original USA posters) See more »

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Trivia

Directorial debut of Daniel Haller. See more »

Goofs

When Rheinhart gets off the train, you can see that its very cold because his breath comes out as condensation. However, there are people sitting outside drinking at the the local pub, the grocer has fruits and vegetables outside on a stand, and the bicycle repairmen is working outside in shirtsleeves. None of this would have happened in the weather as shown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Taxi Driver: Morning!
Stephen Reinhart: Morning. Taxi?
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Connections

Referenced in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) See more »

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Creaky Lovecraftian fun
6 October 2004 | by paulnewman2001See all my reviews

A creakily atmospheric chiller from the American International stable, 1965's Die, Monster, Die! is a loose adaptation of HP Lovecraft's The Colours Out Of Space and boasts a great exploitation title and Boris Karloff, although it's now more likely to offer fun than frights.

A young heroic type arrives in a remote village looking for his fiancé but finds her family shunned by the hostile locals, and with good reason – her mad scientist father Nahum Witley (Karloff) has recovered a strange meteorite which turns plants into giants and several members of his household into grotesquely scarred mutants.

Clunky acting and a faintly ludicrous script aside, there's a lot to enjoy, from the gloomy sets and portentous dialogue to one of wheelchair-bound Karloff's last meaty roles and a delicious mood of corruption well sustained by director Daniel Haller (formerly art director on some of AI's finest Vincent Price vehicles).


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Country:

UK

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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