It! The Terror from Beyond Space

1958

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

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IMDb Rating 6.1 10 3885

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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

Maybe outdated, but still delivers

When one watches a 50's space movie, it's very easy to make fun of how outdated they are.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 Sure, under our conception of sci-fi the movie is seriously outdated, but judging it in its time frame, it was a very good movie in its day.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To summarize, it is a very outdated film, but if you want to know how were space horrors in the years before Apollo 11, you will be surprised at how good it is.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 DeepFriedJello 5 / 10

Big Invincible Creature

Hokey, lame, somewhat suspenseful, slightly scary, with odd science, just like most 3rd rate sci-fi in the 50's. This was scheduled to fill a two hour time slot on TV, but there were sooo many commercials, then I noticed this was only a 69 minute film. If you took all the good parts and throw out the lame parts, it would be a good 20 minutes. No action of events on Mars, only on the spaceship and at a lame news conference on Earth. The spaceship is quite the deal. All the comforts of home: a good gravity system, separate sleeping quarters for all, smoking allowed, made out of fantastic metal that even 6 grenades barely dent, abundant oxygen, a ride so smooth that items don't need to be secured in any fashion. The Martian seems modeled off the creature from the Black Lagoon, only more raggedy. A rollicking good time. Must see, if you want.

Reviewed by hackraytex 9 / 10

A Product Of Its Time

Let me start by saying that this is one of the best science fiction movies of its time and it is certainly a reflection of the culture of the 50's. I say that as an observation of the the 50's and not as an opinion. There were good things about the era and some other things about the 50's that are not good. It is good that we have outgrown some of the elements and I don't think it is necessary to explain a lot of that.

I lived in Southwest Arkansas at that time and one of the stations there, KTAL, had just changed its format and they would show a sci-fi movie in the late afternoon after we kids got home from school on a program called Kaptain TALltower. We never guessed they were only little longer than an hour so I guess they really padded it with commercials.

I agree that this was a lot of the inspiration for the Alien franchise but I would sure like to see it remade as is. The writers had a lot of optimism that we would make it to Mars by 1973. We will get there but a little later than that.

The tobacco companies scored big on their product placement in this one in that I think everyone on board smoked and every man had a pack of cigarettes in his pocket, see the outline. I wonder where the women kept theirs. I wonder if they have that issue today on the space station.

As noted, regardless of their assigned duties, it appeared that the women got stuck with all of the kitchen duties. Today, everyone except the commanding office and the doctor would be performing kitchen duties or helping regardless of sex. Another thing of then that would not fly today is that the women would be shooting at the monster also instead of hiding behind the men. They would also be going below as the case required to try to get what was needed trying to take out the stowaway. In the scene where Van decides in his delirium to open the reactor door, if the women were there now they would not have tried to reason with him but would have picked up something and clubbed him with it or had him tied to the cot. Since they did not club him with something, the monster killed Bob because Bob was exposed when the monster busted out of the reactor chamber.

I will finish this by saying this was a well done movie that has stood the test of time and the actors all showed in their acting and behavior that they were really part of The Greatest Generation of not giving up. We are losing them too fast now and will sure miss them when they are gone.

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