It! The Terror from Beyond Space [DVD] [1958]

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  • Release Date: 05/19/2015
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Synopsis


It! The Terror from Beyond Space
One of the best of the medium-budgeted science fiction flicks of the 1950s, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and hopes to prove his assertions by signing up for a second journey to the Red Planet. Before long, the crew members of this second expedition are being systematically killed off, and it looks as though Ed is up to his old tricks. As it turns out, however, Ed was telling the truth: there is a monster on board, the savage descendant of the once-mighty Martian civilization, who snuck on board when an irresponsible crew member left the door open. The monster stays alive by absorbing the vital body fluids of its victims-and there seems to be no way to stop this parasitic creature! If the plot of It! The Terror from Beyond Space seems vaguely familiar, it is because it was one of the primary inspirations for the 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Marshall Thompson
    Marshall Thompson - Col. Carruthers
  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith - Ann Anderson
  • Kim Spalding
    Kim Spalding - Col. Van Heusen
  • Ann Doran
    Ann Doran - Mary Royce
  • Dabbs Greer
    Dabbs Greer - Eric Royce



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Writing & Acting vs Special effects of today

    Posted
    KillStone

    Classic 50's era sci-fi with the addition of a brilliant story. Some great actors and acting. Most 50's sci-fi films take a less serious stance, this film deals with life or death on a more serious level and is obviously the inspiration for the "Alien" film series. A must see for sci-fi fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Umm.....a little less than expected but still fun.

    Posted
    mwhite401
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    This one is reminiscent of the "thing from another world." special effects on the cheap. Acting is pretty standard for this kind of pic. Still fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Important Sci Fi Film

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    Crazyformovies
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    This film was the inspiration for the Alien franchise, and thus merits viewing for this reason

    I would recommend this to a friend



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