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Invasion Of The Saucer Men
SEE teenagers vs. the saucer men!
An alcoholic bull, who is also the hero, and the alcool used as a weapon of mass destruction, are two things that make this movie a great "B Movie. Must
be added the some stupid policemen, the army who follows its
investigations far from the others and the teenagers who imperturbably,
continue to have fun.
in the highest period of evil aliens, more or less credible, who want to
conquer the Earth, we find those of Edward Cahn which are always bad, but
they are funny too.
Of The Saucer Men" is a different sci-fi, because here the fiction is
mixed with irony and the gags are accompanied by a few moments of
variation on the theme taken along the way, starting from a story by Paul
Fairman entitled " The Cosmic Frame", with the teenagers as protagonists,
an happy intuition already had with " I Was Teenage Werewolf " ,
which has revolutionized the cinema and realizing after a lot of work, that the story would not make sense if it wasn't a bit funny. So
after several additions, the film changes keeping the
ugly and evil monsters cleverly created by Paul Blaisdsell.
Blaisdell is a name that today doesn't say too much to the mass public, but in
the fifties he was a great film artist, an all-rounder capable of
designing sets, woodworking (see the spaceship in this film) , sculpt
and create monsters. Aided
by his wife Jackie, Blaisdell has worked in many "Drive-In" productions with the American International Pictures and as well, could
not be otherwise, with the genius of Roger Corman, in " Not of This
Earth " and especially in " Day
the World Ended "," It Conquered the World " his most successful works
in conjunction with "The She Creature " of Cahn. If
it seem strange that we talk so much about special effects, crafty
among other things, you must know that the monsters from the big head
of this movie are wonderful and are the plus (with the bull) of this
film which also has spicy jokes, with clear references to sex and
talk about alcool and girl and boys who went in the classic "Lover 's
Point " a place historically required for all U.S. towns,
Cahn, who after directing for some years the series "Our Gang" for
MGM and then turned in the "B Movies" , directs a film that has a nice rhythm
and a story more than decent .
Of course, more than an "invasion" is a little trip of three/four
aliens but no matter, the title is good, as the advertising campaign of
the AIP, all focusing on a young audience and proposing it in "double
bill" with "I Was Teenage Werewolf".
The plot focuses on a wide range of characters who come into contact with this alien form. We
find Artie (who is also the narrator) and his friend Joe, played by Frank
Gorshin, famous for the role of Riddler in the Batman
series and in the movie too and for a part in an episode of "Star
Trek" two business men arriving in the small town of Hicksburg. We
have a group of boys outside a cafe saying that they saw something fly
and especially there are Johnny and his girlfriend Joan who go to the
"Lover 's Point" , a field of a farm, owned by the grumpy Larkin, where
graze the bull Walt, who drink beer from cans that the teens leave on the ground.
Johnny and Joan hit something on the way back. An alien. Scared of this (whose hand puncture the tires of the car) run away looking for help. On the spot come by chance also Joe who decides to take the corpse of the alien and take it home. When the couple return, instead of the monster with a big head, they found the lifeless body of Joe.
of murder by the police, Johnny and Joan had to work hard to prove their innocence and also to destroy the aliens. The invader among other things, are killed in a very bizarre way, as much as that them use to kill humans. Let's
not forget that Walt was the only one who manages to physically harm an
alien, struggling with it, in the top scene of the entire film scene .
We just have to raise our glasses and drink a toast in honor of this great "B Movie" !
Original title: The Invasion Of The Saucer Men
Titles : The invasión de los hombres of espacio (Spain) , Invasion of
the Hell Creatures ( UK) , Invaders from another world ( Italy ) ,
Krypande handen (Sweden) , Hell Creatures ( Working Title ) , Invasion
of the Saucer - Men ( USA)
Directed by Edward Cahn
Cast: Steven Terrell , Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin , Raymond Hatton , Lyn Osborn , Russ Bender
Duration : 66 '
Production: American International Pictures