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...



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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