I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)




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Despite its title, this is a well-regarded sci-fi effort from Gene Fowler about an alien race who comes to Earth to repopulate their own planet.
Classics , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Tom Tryon
as Bill Farrell
Gloria Talbott
as Marge Bradley Farrell
Ken Lynch
as Dr. Wayne
John Eldredge
as Police Capt. H.B. Collins
Jean Carson
as Helen Rhodes
Peter Baldwin
as Swanson
Valerie Allen
as B Girl
Alan Dexter
as Sam Benson
Jack Orrison
as Schultz
Steve London
as Charles Mason
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom
as Freddie Grady, Bartender
Mary Treen
as Mother Bradley
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Critic Reviews for I Married a Monster from Outer Space

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"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.

Full Review… | November 7, 2013
Movie Chambers

A tongue-in-cheek examination of the ways commitment tends to toy with the male brain.

Full Review… | October 1, 2011

Acerbic satire of matrimony

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

One of those many 1950's cheesy hokum low-budget Cold War paranoic sci-fiers.

Full Review… | April 4, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lacks the polish of the science fiction classics of that era...but it shares the sincerity and appealing earnestness...

Full Review… | June 21, 2005

Popular cult film that, like I Walked With a Zombie, has the unfortunate distinction of being a quality picture saddled with a wretched title.

Full Review… | September 22, 2004
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Audience Reviews for I Married a Monster from Outer Space

Fantastic movie, better now than when it was made: It's the mother ship of every sci-fi staple plot device, and also a veritable time machine of every movie plot device that's now obsolete because of advances in tech. The special effects are not computer-generated, but that adds to their charm, and they're pretty nifty, given those limits. Ever get serious with someone, and he suddenly seems to 'turn into someone else'? 'Monster' is also a great glimpse of the way courtship and marriage were viewed in the 50s. And just plain good fun.

Evie Hammond
Evie Hammond

Interesting classic sci-fi/horror film. It's low budget and the special effects look tame by today's standards but it is well made and fun to watch. The acting is quite decent.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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.)

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Cindy I

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