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Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders





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Monstrous moon goons plot to take over the Earth in this silly sci-fi/horror drivel. The formless aliens (whose invisibility was no doubt a cost-cutting measure) enact their insidious plans by taking over the corpses of the recently dead -- a premise bearing a more than passing resemblance to Ed Wood's legendary Plan Nine from Outer Space. Leading the zombie attack is John Carradine as an undead scientist; a hammy John Agar steps in to save the day by inventing an ultrasonic sound device to repel the aliens. Though not as delightfully awful as Wood's anti-classic, this is a definite clunker, padded with stock footage, littered with horrendous acting and even worse attempts at special effects.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Newman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 18, 1996
United Artists


Jean Byron
as Phyllis Penner
John Agar
as Maj. Bruce Jay
Robert Hutton
as Dr. John Lamont
Philip Tonge
as Dr. Adam Penner
John Carradine
as Dr. Karol Noymann
Hal Torey
as The Farmer
Eden Hartford
as WAAF Secretary
Jack Kenney
as Cab Driver
Paul Langton
as Gen. Stone
Chuck Niles
as Hockey Game Announce...
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All Critics (2)

This is a classic in bad sci-fi B-movies.

Full Review… | September 25, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 30, 2005

Audience Reviews for Invisible Invaders


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."

Grade: C

Kevin Robbins

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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