It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) by #EdwardLCahn
In the distant future – 1973 – a rescue team is sent to find out what happened to the first manned flight to Mars.
“It has to kill us or starve and we’ve got to kill it or die.”
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) must surely have been an influence on the makers of Alien (1979). There were others, of course. Planet of the Vampires (1965) is often talked about – and deservedly so. Shivers (1975) may have been another, less talked about inspiration. But watching It! The Terror from Beyond Space last week, all I could think about were the similarities to Dan O’Bannon’s (and Ridley Scott’s) masterpiece. Continue reading