Monday, 11 February 2008


Dir: Gordon Douglas (Stagecoach, Young at Heart)
Cast: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens
USA, 1954

Seen: February 2, 2008 on TCM

Reason to see: Classic monster movie fun!

I was impressed with this film. Expecting only a fun film, and there was so much more. Successful creation of tension that was almost Hitchcock like. A solid story backed by great characters, including a woman scientist which rocks considering it was released in 1954. And of course, there were monsters which is always fun! As a side note, I was surprized how many themes and ideas in the film that have popped up in other films including: Alien, Aliens, Men in Black and The Host / Gwoemul.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd watch it again
I'd recommend is as classic monster/sci-fi fun

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