It! The Terror from Beyond Space


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Dabbs Greer as Eric Royce
Marshall Thompson as Col. Edward Carruthers
Ann Doran as Mary Royce
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Reviewed by José Luis Rivera Mendoza (jluis1984) 6 / 10


When one watches a 50's space movie, it's very easy to make fun of how outdated they are. Of course, now that we know how to travel to space it is easy to say it, but in those movies, they had to imagine how would it be to do that. It's unfair to judge them with the knowledge we have now.

With that said, I think that "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" is one of the best 50's space horror b-movies that was done in those long lost years. Sure, under our conception of sci-fi the movie is seriously outdated, but judging it in its time frame, it was a very good movie in its day.

The story is as follows: In 1973, the first mission to Mars failed, so another spaceship was sent to rescue the crew . Only Col. Edward Carruthers is found alive, and thus is the only suspect of the murders of the rest of his crew. But Carruthers claims that he was not the killer, something else did, and now it is inside their ship.

Suspense and mystery are handled very well in this movie, with a script that later was used as inspiration for the highly influential "Alien" more than 20 years later. Sci-fi writer Jerome Bixby creates a very well thought plot that, while it has typical 50s odd one-liners, it still moves straight-forward and both the plot and the characters are developed to a good level.

Certainly, the acting is not the best, and maybe this is were the film lacks quality. Nevertheless, Marshall Thompson as Col. Carruthers, carries the film with grace as the main suspect of the killings.

The SFX are of mediocre quality even for its age, nevertheless, director Edward L. Cahn does the intelligent thing and keeps the creature in the darkness, making the menace of what lurks in the shadows a more powerful presence. Black and White photography helps with the task, and gives the film a noir beautiful look that in color would not had worked that good.

To summarize, it is a very outdated film, but if you want to know how were space horrors in the years before Apollo 11, you will be surprised at how good it is. Also, this film is a MUST see for fans of the "Alien" series. Among the best 50s B-movies. 6/10

Reviewed by movielover200 9 / 10

Highly enjoyable!!!

It! The Terror From Beyond Space is simply one of the best B-movies from the 50s. This film would actually be considered a classic (rather than just a cult classic) if they just took out one of the parts of the movie where the zipper on the creature costume's back is clearly visible for about two seconds. The idea that inspired the later-on Ridley Scott thriller ALIEN (1979). A crew of astronauts from Earth are on their way home from Mars, where one of their crewmen was later strangely found dead after they went exploring. On their way back, they realize that a horrible Martian creature that feeds on blood has stowed away on their ship, and they won't be reaching Earth for DAYS!!! Highly thrilling and enjoyable, especially if you watch it with friends at night. Also recommended is THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1960) which is another early sci-fi film, with plenty of flaws.

Grade: 9/10

MPAA Rating; not rated

My Rating: Ages 7 and up (terror, some violence)

Reviewed by Chris Gaskin 9 / 10

Danger in outer space and no escape

I have seen IT! The Terror From Beyond Space several times and found it very creepy. I taped it when Channel 4 screened it in the afternoon.

An expedition returning from Mars are unaware of the Martian monster that has stowed away on board and is very hungry. Crew members start to go missing and then discover they are being killed and some of them eaten by this monster. As the monster heads towards the top floor of the ship, the survivors come up with a way of killing it. They do this by opening the ship's hatch and starve the beast of oxygen, which suffocates it.

This movie is very creepy in parts and some consider it to be an earlier version of 1979's Alien. The plot is very similar.

The cast includes 50's sci fi regular Marshall Thompson (First Man Into Space), Shawn Smith and Kim Spalding. The monster, It, is played by Ray Corrigan.

1950's low budget science fiction at its best. Excellent.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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