War of the Satellites (1958) by #RogerCorman
An `unknown force’ declares war on Earth when the UN ignores warnings to stop attempting to send a satellite into deep space.
”We’re up against a race of beings whose intelligence is as ours to ants and bacteria.”
War of the Satellites (1958) was apparently made in response to the media frenzy that was created by the launch of the U.S.S.R.’s Sputnik satellite – which was, in fact, the first satellite sent into outer space. The movie was made very quickly. It reportedly only took eight weeks to go from first thinking up the idea to screening the finished movie in theatres. This seems a little hard to believe, until you remember that War of the Satellites was produced and directed by Roger Corman. Not only did the man make great movies, he made them cheap and fast. Continue reading