Sunday, July 05, 2009

Vintage Trailer of the Week 32

This freaked me out when I saw it as a kid, for its eerie score, its childs-eye view of a story in which parents are replaced by mindless, alien-controlled zombies, and the weird mix of bland and eccentric 50s kitsch in the design. It still freaks me out today, and retains much of its original power...

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Blogger Ross said...

I remember it disturbing me when I saw it as a kid, very eerie and managed to ratchet up a feeling of panic.
Nothing like a bit of red menace.

7:15 pm  
Blogger David N said...

Yeah, America does horror best when dealing with menaces either interior or exterior...this and Invasion of the Body Snatchers both really benefit from Red Menace paranoia...

10:03 pm  
Blogger Monsterwork said...

I'm pretty sure BBC 2 showed it in Black and White when I was a kid. I remember it that way.

I was also big into the Invaders TV series. Not least because David Vincent had the same job as my dad.

11:50 pm  
Blogger David N said...

I saw most of the classic 50s sci-fi movies on BBC2 when I was a kid. They had a season, films shown on a weekday evening, which I loved. This Island Earth, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Day the Earth Stood Still etc.
A big, crucial part of my geek education began there. RTE - the Irish National broadcaster - ran all the Planet of the Apes movies on Friday nights too, which I loved even more.

4:05 pm  

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