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It! The Terror From Beyond Space
(1958)
B&W
Starring Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding, Ann Doran, Dabbs Greer

After the first mission to Mars fails, a second ship is sent to pick up the survivors. However, only one man is left, and it appears he murdered the rest of the crew! When the space ship returns to Earth, the crew discovers a most unwelcome stow away--a living, breathing, hunting, killing creature!

Too terrifying to even have a name, it is a seemingly invincible monster that is hellbent on killing everybody on a mission to Mars. A Martian by birth and Frankenstein by instinct (Variety), this life-devouring alien brushes aside bullets and even nuclear blasts making it the deadliest Cold War-style invader ever to hit the silver screen.

This low budget favorite has been sited as one of the inspirations for ALIEN (1979).




References and Excerpts:
wikipedia.org, imdb.com






The Blob (1958) Color
Starring John Benson, Earl Rowe, Steve McQueen, Stephen Chase, Aneta Corseaut

One of the great cult classics, "The Blob" melds '50s schlock sci-fi and teen delinquency pics even as it transcends these genres with strong performances and knockout special effects.

Made outside Hollywood by a maverick film distributor, a crew experienced in religious and educational shorts, and a collection of theatrical talent from Philadelphia and New York, The Blob helped launch the careers of superstud Steve McQueen (in his first leading role) and future "Andy Griffith Show" girlfriend Aneta Corsault.

The Blob is one of the quintessential films for lovers of those science-fiction/horror/monster/camp films of the 1950s. A red, gigantic, gooey, gelatinous glob arrives from outer space and proceeds to terrorize a small town.

The more it eats, the more it grows. Local teenagers, who have witnessed its obscene display of hunger, are ignored until it seems that it's too late.

It is up to a teenage couple to warn their neighbors of the danger from outer space. Can the local bad boy save his 'burb from the sinister slime--and reform himself in the process? A perennial favorite of Saturday afternoon horror shows, the film is still a joy to watch, as the young McQueen battles his parents and the big protoplasmic hunk of Jell-O.

The Blob Soundtrack

The Blob (and other creepy sounds) is the complete soundtrack to the 1958 cult movie starring Steve McQueen. The CD features every cue as well as music not heard in the picture. The rest of the CD has almost 40 minutes of horror, suspense, and atmospheric cues from the Valentino Production Music Library.

Film composers include Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Roger Roger, and Mario Nascimbene. Track includes The Blob, Violence, Shooting Star, Violent Bridge, Under Pressure, Hidden Pressure, Empty Crater, House Of Trouble, Weird Menace, Horror Bridge, Barren Acres, Darkness, Fireball, Approaching Monster, and others.







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