“Where are you? What do you look like? What am I supposed to be looking for? I know you are out there hiding in the desert. Maybe I’m looking right at you and don’t even see you. Come on out!” Doesn’t the song go, “Who are you? Who, who, who, who?” Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Doc Rotten, and Jeff Mohr – as they set their eyeballs with relish on Jack Arnold’s It Came From Outer Space (1953).
Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 155 – It Came From Outer Space (1953)
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A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.
- Director: Jack Arnold
- Writers: Harry Essex; Ray Bradbury (film treatment)
- Produced by: William Alland
- Music by: Irving Gertz, Henry Mancini, Herman Stein (all uncredited)
- Cinematography by: Clifford Stine
- Editing by: Paul Weatherwax
- Costume Design by: Rosemary Odell (gowns)
- Makeup Department:
- Art Department: Joseph Hurley (conceptual artist) (uncredited)
- Visual Effects by:
- Selected Cast:
- Richard Carlson as John Putnam
- Barbara Rush as Ellen Fields
- Charles Drake as Sheriff Matt Warren
- Joe Sawyer as Frank Daylon
- Russell Johnson as George
- Kathleen Hughes as Jane
- Virginia Mullen as Mrs. Daylon (uncredited)
- Dave Willock as Pete Davis (uncredited)
- George Eldredge as Dr. Snell (uncredited)
- Bradford Jackson as Bob – Dr. Snell’s Assistant (uncredited)
- William Pullen as Deputy Reed (uncredited)
- Robert Carson as Dugan (uncredited)
- Edgar Dearing as Sam (uncredited)
- Alan Dexter as Dave Loring (uncredited)
- Whitey Haupt as Perry (uncredited)
- Casey MacGregor as Toby (uncredited)
- Dick Pinner as Lober (uncredited)
- George Selk as Tom (uncredited)
- Robert ‘Buzz’ Henry as Posseman (uncredited)
- Kermit Maynard as Posseman (uncredited)
- Ralph Brooks as Posseman (uncredited)
- Ned Davenport as Man (uncredited)
Calling all “Monster Kids!” The Grue Crew tackles the sci-fi, 3-D, Jack Arnold classic, It Came From Outer Space. This one’s got it all: groovy alien eyeball monster, body-snatching shenanigans, coming-at-ya 3-D fun, and… The Professor from Gilligan’s Island. What else do you need? The Grue Crew discusses all this and much more.
At the time of this writing, It Came From Outer Space is available for streaming from the Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel, the Classic Horror Movie Channel, and multiple PPV sources. The film is also available as a Blu-ray disc from Universal.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Daphne, is The City of the Dead (1960), released in the US as Horror Hotel and featuring Christopher Lee.
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