It is not long before things start to go amiss: In now typical horror-movie fashion, unimportant crew-members wander off to isolated parts of the ship and are dispatched by It. Principal photography took place over a two-week period during mid-January 1958. The Terror From Beyond Space Blu-ray offers solid video and great audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release An Earth rescue expedition goes to Mars to rescue an earlier mission and finds only one survivor, the expedition leader Col. The monster was played by veteran stuntman Ray Corrigan. Come out, come out wherever you are! Cahn Cinematography: Kenneth Peach Written by: Jerome Bixby Music: Paul Sawtell Distributor: United Artists Interesting Tidbits Ann Doran was James Dean's mother in the American Film Institiute's class Rebel Without A Cause.
Evidently in space no one can hear you give an urgent warning. After lift-off, the crew settle down for the long trip back to Earth. The Terror From Beyond Space. The Wrap-up Though shot on a shoestring budget, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. However, when Kienholz investigates odd sounds coming from a lower level, he is killed and his body hidden in an air duct.
Due to the carelessness of one of the crew on the rescue ship, an airlock was left open through which the creature entered the ship. He is suspected of having murdered the other nine members of his crew for their food and water rations, on the premise that he had no way of knowing if or when an Earth rescue mission would ever arrive. The set design however is kind of interesting in that it is supposed to be a rather tall and narrow rocket and therefore the characters get trapped above the evil alien and isolated from the rest of the ship. The Terror from Beyond Space is an 1958 American , produced by , directed by , that stars , Shawn Smith , and. Generally speaking, though, contrast is excellent and gray scale decently modulated. However, they soon realize that Carruthers is telling the truth when they discover that a bloodthirsty creature has boarded their spacecraft through the airlock.
We hear some doleful narration from Colonel Carruthers as the film opens, though it's not initially clear why the astronaut is so distraught. They have found only one survivor, Col. It begins to attack the crew who quickly become concerned about their own survival. The only problem is that the creature is just kind of strong and lumbering. There were also eyehole issues that led to more design changes in what was supposedly a very short shooting schedule it was reported to be only 6 days. The Terror from Beyond Space doesn't really play it all that circumspectly with regard to revealing the monster.
The Terror from Beyond Space had been just a little more ridiculous, it could have qualified for an out and out snarkfest movie night for some gaggle of B-movie fans. He is found, barely alive, but the creature attacks his would-be rescuer. A kind of weird mash up of more traditional monster outings with some frankly low grade science fiction, It! Running time 68 minutes Language English It! Carruthers insists that there's a man eating monster loose on the Red Planet, but of course his protestations fall on deaf ears. The film's premise has been cited as an inspiration for 's screenplay for 's 1979 film. Long swaths of this transfer look surprisingly crisp and well detailed, despite omnipresent signs of age related damage, including a lot of both white flecks and scratches. The Terror From Beyond Space and the It! The Vampire from Beyond Space. The team of rescuers believe that he is responsible for killing his crew for their supplies, crazed by the belief that rescue may be distant or never coming.
The Terror From Beyond Space is itself part of a cinematic chain which can be traced back at least to , the iconic 1951 Howard Hawks horror outing. In 1973 a nuclear-powered spaceship blasts off from Mars for Earth, bringing with it the sole survivor of the first mission, Col. The survivors except for an injured crewman, who is trapped below in a spot inaccessible to the creature retreat to the control room on the topmost deck. Maybe one of those people can create an internet meme where Ray Corrigan pops out of John Hurt's chest— that would be required viewing. In a rather funny moment, the entire audience of journalists rises en masse and hightails it out of the room at that point, ostensibly to file their reports, though without sticking around to get any details or ask any follow up questions. It is 1973, and Colonel Edward Carruthers Marshall Thompson is accused of murdering his team of scientists on Mars. Van Heusen is unconvinced and makes sure that Carruthers is constantly accompanied by another member of his crew.
While the ship was on the Martian surface, a large external exhaust had been left open, allowing the creature easy access. On the surface of Mars the sole survivor of a disastrous mission is being rescued. That sole survivor is Colonel Edward Carruthers Marshall Thompson , a man who is now suspected of having murdered his crew in order to requisition all available supplies to ensure his endurance. At this point they decide to tool-up - the ship is equipped with an impressive amount of weaponry, including handguns, machine-guns, hand-grenades and even a bazooka. The Terror From Beyond Space Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , May 15, 2015 Were it not for a little film called , chances are few but that very elite group of science fiction aficionados who can cite each and every B-movie ever made in the genre would have much cause to remember It! No one believes him until the creature, now a stowaway, begins hunting the rescue ship's crew as they return to Earth. The Terror from Beyond Space was financed by and was originally known as It! In fact, the reason a rescue mission is necessary is because there's been a previous Mars mission which has ended in the deaths of all but one of its astronauts.
Will they be able to destroy the monster before it manages to feed on them all? Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Producers: , » It! A number of floors are established in the movie, but it is hard to keep track of the floors and where the alien is since the floors kind of resemble each other. According to Carruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. The Terror from Beyond Space has passable performances, including from future television stars Marshall Thompson Daktari and Paul Langton Peyton Place. Plays video games basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600 , comic loving for almost 30 years , and a true critic of movies. The Terror from Beyond Space was a typical 1950s, B-Movie. They find a sole survivor of that mission and bring him back. Paul Blaisdell, Monster Maker: A Biography of the B Movie Makeup and Special Effects Artist.
The United States Space Commission doubts his story and suspects that he murdered his crew. It is pretty basic sci-fi fodder. The film tends to fall into mediocrity more than out and out laughable silliness, though those with an appropriately low expectations bar may indeed be able to squeeze a fair amount of humor out of the proceedings. Dialogue is cleanly presented, and the at times bombastic score by genre stalwarts Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter sounds nicely full bodied. No one believes his fantastic story of a Martian monster that methodically killed all of the members of his crew, one by one, until only he was left. On the return trip however, they realize the monster is on board and living on the lower decks. The Terror From Beyond Space Release Date: August 13, 1958 Cast: Marshall Thompson as Col.