I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)
It has now become a film-review clich to preface a write-up for I Married a Monster From Outer Space with the cautionary "Don't be misled by the title." The fact remains, however, that this one of the better and more intelligent horror outings of the late 1950s. The "I" of the title is Marge Farrell (Gloria Talbott), who can't help noticing that her husband Bill (Tom Tryon) has been acting very strangely since their dark-and-stormy wedding night. For one thing, the formerly demonstrative Bill behaves listlessly, as though possessing no emotions whatsoever; for another, though he spends much of his free time at Grady's Bar, Bill never takes a drink (now that is weird!) It isn't long before Marge discovers that Bill, along with several of his male friends, have been taken over by aliens from the Andromeda Nebula, who have arrived on earth to replenish their species. There's only one flaw to this plan: the aliens are unable to procreate! Once the authorities are alerted, a posse of non-possessed men attack the alien spaceship, paving the way for the not-altogether-predictable finale. … More
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Critic Reviews for I Married a Monster From Outer Space
"I Married a Monster From Outer Space" is surprisingly well-acted. Everyone is dead serious, and not in a campy way as the title might suggest. It works. There are even some genuinely chilling moments.
A tongue-in-cheek examination of the ways commitment tends to toy with the male brain.
One of those many 1950's cheesy hokum low-budget Cold War paranoic sci-fiers.
Lacks the polish of the science fiction classics of that era...but it shares the sincerity and appealing earnestness...
Popular cult film that, like I Walked With a Zombie, has the unfortunate distinction of being a quality picture saddled with a wretched title.
Inexplicably overrated, but okay sci-fi film.
Geeky title for a really creepy flick.
Forget the title. A lot of fun and it is even semi-intelligent.
Audience Reviews for I Married a Monster From Outer Space
OK B-grade flick about a town where all the men are replaced by lookalike aliens. Kinda crappy effects and mediocre performances, but for a movie like this, that's not going to matter that much. A bit like Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets the Stepford Wives. A decent timewaster for a rainy Thursday morning (which is when I saw it.)More
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