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ALIEN INVASIONS

KILLERS FROM SPACE (1954) (CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS)
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Directed By:
W. Lee Wilder

Starring:
Peter Graves

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: My Own DVD (Unfortunetly)
Contains: Graphic Violence

THE PLOT:

While overseeing a Nuclear test, Dr. Douglas Martin and his airplane are lost of radar. The worst is feared when the wreckage of the plane is found but no Douglas to be found. A week later Douglas returns with no memory of the crash or where he's been. But is compelled to break into the base and steal Government secrets on Nuclear weapons.

After being captured, they examine him and try to regain the lost memories. While under hynosis Doug remembers the crasha nd being dead. Then these strange Bug-Eyed Aliens resurrecting him and forcing him to be a slave.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I must admit the eye effects were good and the fact they lived underground. That explains why they have no eyelids. But the fact that we don't get to see them in the bulk of the movie is just wrong and cheap. The flick is called KILLERS FROM SPACE, so when you pay your two bits, you expect to see KILLERS FROM SPACE and at around 71 minutes, the makers should have given them more screen time. The next thing, if they are so advanced to come to this planet, why do they need to steal nuclear secrets. My God, I wouldn't have been surprised if the whole thing was fake and the KILLERS FROM SPACE was the Russians. It would have made more sense. They didn't go that route. Instead they gave us a bunch of super imposed animals and insects. Lame, dumb and I'm glad PETER GRAVES finally became a star and don't have to make this toilet fodder anymore. I give THE KILLERS FROM SPACE...THE NOOSE!

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd. But Zedd was wrong to call this Toilet Fodder, that is an insult...to toilet fodder. This movie is worse then toilet fodder and I wish I could dump it. But it's in a box set with two movies we both liked. So we are stuck with it. I too give KILLERS FROM SPACE...THE NOOSE!

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ EYES (The eyes were perfect. They were blended in with the actor's face seemlessly.)
+ PETER GRAVES (He's always good, no matter what toilet fodder he's in.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- ADVANCED WORLD (These so-called advanced aliens came trillions of zillions of miles to steal nuclear secrets?)
- SENSE (The whole thing made no sense, it would make more sense that it was the Solviet Union faking the whole alien thing ala Scooby-Doo.)
- BLOWN UP ANIMALS (Cheesy blown up animals to make them look huge.)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT ENOUGH ALIENS (At a mere hour and eleven minutes I wish we could have seen more of the KILELRS FROM SPACE. Other then flashback. One big invasion of the cave by the army would have been cool.)

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