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Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966)

Unrated | | Horror , Sci-Fi | TV Movie
A young scientist who helps a lone alien from Venus, finds out it wants to destroy man.

Director:

Larry Buchanan

Writers:

Hillman Taylor (screenplay), Larry Buchanan (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Dr. Curt Taylor
Susan Bjurman Susan Bjurman ... Anne Taylor
Tony Huston ... Keith Ritchie (as Anthony Houston)
Pat Delaney Pat Delaney ... Martha Ritchie (as Patricia De Laney)
Neil Fletcher Neil Fletcher ... Gen. Matt Young
Warren Hammack Warren Hammack ... John - Rocket Scientist at Zone 6
Colleen Carr Colleen Carr ... Louise - Zone 6
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ... Rocket Scientist at Zone 6
Bill Thurman ... Sheriff Brad Crenshaw
Andrew Traister ... Sgt. Magalari
Jonathan Ledford Jonathan Ledford ... Zone 6 Gate Guard
George Edgley George Edgley ... Mr. Ledford - Newspaper Editor (as George Edglley)
Carol Gilley Carol Gilley ... Alice - Zone 6 Clerk
Bertha Holmes Bertha Holmes ... Townswoman
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Storyline

A misguided scientist enables an alien from Venus named Zontar to come to earth in order to help solve man's problems. However, Zontar has other ideas, like disabling the power supply of the entire world and taking possession of important officials with mind control devices. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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From another planet... sent to enslave mankind!

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Zontar: Invader from Venus See more »

Filming Locations:

Casa Linda, Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$22,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Azalea Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This remake of Roger Corman's low budget It Conquered the World (1956) was one of a series of films shot in 16mm and color and was used to pad out one of American International's television syndication packages. See more »

Goofs

As Curt and Gen. Young sit in the military jeep, four cars drive by in the background, despite the worldwide power outage that stopped all vehicles from working. See more »

Quotes

Keith Ritchie: He knows exactly what he wants and he's about to make a move to get it. And although his name is untranslatable to any Earth language, it would sound something like Zontar.
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Connections

Remake of It Conquered the World (1956) See more »

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Buchanan's Cheap-O Remake Parade
23 September 2003 | by judex-1See all my reviews

Seems like this is a little muddled. AIP-TV needed some truly inexpensive features to pad out a syndication package, and Buchanan ended up with the job. Reports vary, but they apparently used scripts that were "readily available", with the following results:

It Conquered The World - Zontar, The Thing From Venus

Invasion Of The Saucer Men - The Eye Creatures

Pajama Party - Mars Needs Women The She Creature - Creature Of Destruction

The Day The World Ended - In The Year 2889

Pretty mindbending to experience these, when unprepared. I was dozing in and out of "Zontar" the first time, and I woke up thinking I had dreamt most of it.

I'll have to accept the common thought that much was filmed around Dallas, but I have to say that it sure looks like Bronson Canyon much of the time...heh

--Judex.1--


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