Color Out of Space


Color Out of Space

Critics Consensus

A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage.



Total Count: 34


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COLOR OUT OF SPACE is a story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches...including them.


Joel Richardson
as Theresa Gardner
Brendan Meyer
as Benny Gardner

Critic Reviews for Color Out of Space

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (6)

  • So although the film is undoubtedly rough around the edges, its psychedelic horror elements are quite compelling and effective.

    Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Katie Rife

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.

    Sep 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A satisfying shot at bringing a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre to modern audiences.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The impressive craft offers up a world that's disconcerting to behold, even if the time spent in it feels a little stretched.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's disorderly fun that sports a directorial personality distinct enough to make one grateful for Stanley's return.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • What Stanley's version adds to this heady brew are the wildcards of milking alpacas, off-the-grid eccentricity and Cage ever so gradually bringing the crazy, all played to expose the cracks in an all-American family structure.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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