It! the Terror from Beyond Space

It! the Terror from Beyond Space

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2015
UPC: 0887090099301
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:09:00
Sales rank: 19,887

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marshall Thompson Col. Carruthers
Shawn Smith Ann Anderson
Kim Spalding Col. Van Heusen
Ann Doran Mary Royce
Richard Benedict Bob Finelli
Dabbs Greer Eric Royce
Ray "Crash" Corrigan "It"
Paul Langton Lt. James Calder
Robert Bice Purdue
Thom Carney Joe Keinholz

Technical Credits
Edward L. Cahn Director
Jerome Bixby Screenwriter
Paul Blaisdell Costumes/Costume Designer
William Glasgow Art Director
Robert Kent Producer
Robert Kent Producer
Jack Masters Costumes/Costume Designer
Kenneth Peach Cinematographer
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Herman Schoenbrun Set Decoration/Design
Bert Shefter Score Composer
Grant Whytock Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- It! The Terror from Beyond Space
1. Chapter 1 [8:58]
2. Chapter 2 [8:08]
3. Chapter 3 [6:06]
4. Chapter 4 [8:27]
5. Chapter 5 [8:44]
6. Chapter 6 [6:46]
7. Chapter 7 [11:29]
8. Chapter 8 [11:01]

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It! the Terror from Beyond Space 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the summer of 1959. Every Wednesday night, the local drive-in charged $1.00 per carload for a double-feature of horror films. None of those dozens of old movies stand out in my mind so much as 'It! The Terror From Beyond Space'. And I was not the only one so impacted -- for those of us crowded into the back seat of Mom's Studebaker that night, it became the film by which we judged all others of that genre from then on. I was ecstatic when I found it available on VHS years ago -- and not one bit disappointed, either. I hadn't been mistaken; I really had remembered the picture hanging in the office of the space agency director. Just as with several other items unique to the film (women scientists - 2 of them!), I had never even forgotten the last line in the movie. And seeing it again after 40+ years still was (I feel silly admitting this) a bit scary. Although a black-and-white film, it managed to convey the same thrills as the special-effects-assisted 'Aliens', and that says some very impressive things about the creative artistry of the folks who made 'It! The Terror From Beyond Space'. I'm going to go and watch it again right now!...
Guest More than 1 year ago
A recent issue of SCARY MONSTERS Magazine, also available at Barnes & Noble, gives you more than you need to know about this classic, that scared the pants off this eight year old and that could conceivably do the same again - under the right conditions!