Invisible Invaders (1959)
Invisible Invaders (1959)
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We're all just 24-hours away from destruction.
Aliens that have resided in the moon for 20,000 years contact a scientist with political and military contacts. They inform the scientist that they plan to infiltrate the dead, bring them back as zombies, and have them devour everyone on Earth. The scientist has 24-hours to convince people with influence that the threat is true and they need to act to stop them.
"We have never bothered Earth because of its slow scientific development."
Edward Cahn, director of It!, The Terror from beyond Space, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Annie was a Wonder, Gun Fight, and The Music Box Kid, delivers Invisible Invaders. The storyline for this picture was just okay with some cool zombie aspects. The makeup and costumes I felt were pretty well done. The cast delivers cliché performances and include John Carradine, John Agar, Jean Byron, and Paul Langton.
"The dead will kill the living and the people of Earth will cease to exist."
I randomly DVR'd this picture since it was recommend to me off Fios. I enjoyed this for the most part. I won't say this is special, but I do always enjoy the zombie pictures from this era (the classic slow walking kind). The movie is just okay but a fun viewing if you're a fan of the genre during this era.
"My attitude now is more of a hindrance than help."
There are two options when you walk into Invisible Invaders: Either straight up terrible, or awesome in its unintentional absurdity. This movie falls into the latter.
Invisible Invaders (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
Nauseating anti-nuke propaganda that would have just been mind-numbingly stupid before Cahn dug into his fifty-cent special effects budget in the last fifteen minutes of the movie. Then it becomes terrifying. I can just imagine the announcer on the trailer: "You truly will not believe how crappy the special effects in the movie are!" A quarter admission in the fifties got you two flicks, a newsreel, some cartoons, and maybe a two-reeler if it was a slow week. If one of those movies was Invisible Invaders, you still would've been justified in demanding your money back. Wooden acting, flat-out bad camerawork, and just wait till you see those effects. On second thought, I hope you never do. 1/2
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