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Il mostro dell'astronave

(It! The Terror from Beyond Space)

1958, regia di Edward L. Cahn



Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Vogue Pictures - Distribuzione: United Artists, Dea, MGM/UA Home Entertainment - Soggetto: Jerome Bixby - Sceneggiatura: Jerome Bixby - Fotografia: Kenneth Peach - Montaggio: Grant Whytock - Art Director: William Glasgow - Arredamento: Herman N. Schoenbrun - Costumi: Jack Masters - Musiche: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter - Effetti speciali: Paul Blaisdell - Formato: B.N. - Durata: 72'.

Cast: Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson (come Shawn Smith), Kim Spalding, Ann Doran, Dabbs Greer, Paul Langton, Robert Bice, Richard Benedict, Richard Hervey, Thom Carney, Ray Corrigan.





Trama e commenti: - - - - - - - - «Partiti alla volta Marte per ricercare una spedizione dispersa da tempo, gli astronauti prendono a bordo un solo sopravvissuto, il colonnello Edward Carruthers, che sospettano avere ucciso gli altri del suo equipaggio. Carruthers si protesta innocente ed avverte che il vero nemico e autore della strage č una terribile creatura aliena. I soccorritori si convincono che quanto dice il colonnello risponde a veritą quando cominciano a verificarsi, all'interno dell'astronave, efferati omicidi. La "cosa" č a bordo e minaccia la distruzione della navicella. Gli astronauti dovranno escogitare qualcosa per sconfiggere il mostro assetato di sangue. Produzione non disprezzabile, da alcuni considerata precorritrice di Alien e di Queen of Blood, ma dal basso budget al punto da riutilizzare la vecchia astronave di Volo su Marte. Sotto il costume del mostro ideato da Paul Blaisdell si cela il veterano Ray "Crash" Corrigan».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - - - - - «The film opens with a classic 1950s version of a spaceship (three tail fins, long, pointed body) perched on the cratered surface of an alien world. A voice-over tells us that the year is 1973 (voice at the beginning of the film says that it's six months after the initial crash, which was listed as January, 1973) and this is the planet Mars. It transpires that this vessel has been sent to rescue the crew of a previous exploration mission. They have found only one survivor, Col. Edward Carruthers, and suspect him of having murdered the others to save rations for himself. Carruthers pleads his innocence, blaming the deaths of his colleagues on an unknown creature they encountered on the planet. The commander is unsympathetic and orders the ship to return to Earth. However, before blasting off, a junior crew-member unwisely leaves a door to the spaceship open for a time... After lift-off, the crew settle down for the long trip back to Earth. 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. Usually, we see only a character's reaction shot and, perhaps, a looming shadow - the creature, at this point, is not clearly seen. As the trip progresses, the crew are at first skeptical that something is aboard, but soon have to accept the fact as the body-count mounts. 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 intruder is largely immune to all this hardware however, and at one point the crew manage to trap It in the "reactor room" (the ship is nuclear-powered) and expose it to the reactor by raising a shutter (apparently the nuclear pile is like the furnace in a steam-ship). As the crew dwindle, they retreat up the ship until finally they are in control only of the top-most chamber. In a final stand-off, in which all manner of anti-armour weapons are unleashed in a confined space to no great effect, they hit on the excellent idea of blowing the hatch. The explosive decompression does the rest and the creature is no more».

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Conosciuto anche con i titoli: It! The Vampire from Beyond Space; The Terror from Beyond Space; El terror del mįs allį; Wyret fra det ukendte.



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