Sunday, 24 January 2021

They Came From Beyond Space

They Came From Beyond Space - Amicus
'They Came From Beyond Space' is a cobbled together sci fi movie from Amicus studios. With a set apparently left over from the Doctor Who movie 'Dalek's Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.' (UK / US) and a Milton Subotsky script made up of vague memories of various 1950s alien invasion movies like 'Quatermass 2' (UK / US), 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and 'It Came From Outer Space'.

Mind controlling moon rocks come to Earth to recruit slaves to help them rebuild their crashed rocket.  Up against them is action scientist Dr.Curtis Temple (Robert Hutton) who as well as being a rocket scientist is an expert at hand to hand combat, a crack marksman and a metallurgist who can make fashionable anti alien headgear at the drop of a, well, a hat. In charge of the now corporeal moonies is 'Master of the Moon' Michael Gough in a very fetching pink cape.

It really is a load of old tosh. The story is dull, bitty and anticlimactic, the direction from the usually reliable Freddie Francis is pedestrian at best but I suppose he could only do so much with what he had and thanks to his cinematographers eye in parts it does look quite nice.  Truthfully there's nothing here to recommend to you other than if, like me, you have a liking for really bad sci fi movies then all of the above because this is a really bad sci fi movie.

Oh and just to add to the experience the video embedded below isn't a particularly great copy.
Buy it here - UKUS - or watch it below.


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