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Oct 23 2013

Scream-A-Day No.23 – IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958)

Terror beyond Space poster

A rescue spaceship is sent to Mars to save the sole survivor of a prior exploration mission.  But there’s also an uninvited guest.  And IT is looking forward to the on-flight snacks – people.  Today’s Scream-A-Day is a classic that not everybody knows about, but I suggest watching – IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE.

The creature hides in the spaceship, and one by one, starts killing the crew.  It’s a simple plot of course.  But because the ship is built in levels, there is a sense of doom with the film as the crew is slowly running out of levels to escape to.

This is the first film that I remember where a monster was actually on the spaceship killing people.  Others had a creature land on earth.  And if you break down the film, you can see that the creators of ALIEN might have gotten their ideas from this horror. It even has the vent scene that’s so famous.  Don’t be fooled by the rubbery looking monster, the film has some great horror moments.

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Puttin' the Funk in the Final Frontier! A Christian time-travelin' brother from the 70s. Loves Scifi, Fantasy, Horror.

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