Killers from Space Reviews

  • Oct 03, 2018

    Not bad for it's day. Of course, we're in our day now.

    Not bad for it's day. Of course, we're in our day now.

  • Dec 31, 2017

    Fun W. Lee Wilder film about space aliens wearing ping pong balls for eyes and candy cane-striped cummerbunds. They need one bad actor (Peter Graves) to assist them in procuring energy information. Trenchant script and atmospheric music makes this movie interesting. Possibly Wilder's best film.

    Fun W. Lee Wilder film about space aliens wearing ping pong balls for eyes and candy cane-striped cummerbunds. They need one bad actor (Peter Graves) to assist them in procuring energy information. Trenchant script and atmospheric music makes this movie interesting. Possibly Wilder's best film.

  • Jan 09, 2013

    Very cheesy sci fi b movie. interesting creativity of the aliens though

    Very cheesy sci fi b movie. interesting creativity of the aliens though

  • Jul 31, 2012

    It's too bad that the aliens didn't keep Peter Graves, but I can understand them wanting to make him their bitch. Killers From Space is nowhere near as intriguing as its title. It's one of the silliest B movies I've ever seen, as well as one of the most terrible. It's entertaining in a fun way, and that's perhaps why The Film Crew (AKA MST3K, AKA Rifftrax) took it town and did a great number on it. There are no appealing characters, no amazing plot threads to follow, no great special effects and absolutely no surprises or great tension in the story. It's just a generic, and I mean generic, movie about aliens coming to Earth, and when they get here they don't even kill anyone. It's quite trite, but it can be entertaining in a bad way if you give it a chance to do that. However, you won't be missing very much if you never see it at all.

    It's too bad that the aliens didn't keep Peter Graves, but I can understand them wanting to make him their bitch. Killers From Space is nowhere near as intriguing as its title. It's one of the silliest B movies I've ever seen, as well as one of the most terrible. It's entertaining in a fun way, and that's perhaps why The Film Crew (AKA MST3K, AKA Rifftrax) took it town and did a great number on it. There are no appealing characters, no amazing plot threads to follow, no great special effects and absolutely no surprises or great tension in the story. It's just a generic, and I mean generic, movie about aliens coming to Earth, and when they get here they don't even kill anyone. It's quite trite, but it can be entertaining in a bad way if you give it a chance to do that. However, you won't be missing very much if you never see it at all.

  • Apr 07, 2012

    Classically bad early sci-fi movie. Futuristic scenes of alien world are wonderful. Giant lizards, horned toads, spiders and cockroaches are classics. Slow to get started but picks up after a while. Low budget but well done special effects for its time.

    Classically bad early sci-fi movie. Futuristic scenes of alien world are wonderful. Giant lizards, horned toads, spiders and cockroaches are classics. Slow to get started but picks up after a while. Low budget but well done special effects for its time.

  • Mar 11, 2012

    Overall a goofy looking sci-fi flick with silly costumes and a horrid plot. It's slow, mindless, and isn't too entertaining. The ending felt shallow .

    Overall a goofy looking sci-fi flick with silly costumes and a horrid plot. It's slow, mindless, and isn't too entertaining. The ending felt shallow .

  • Oct 17, 2011

    An enjoyable enough B film. The needlessly complex alien invasion plot borders on the "so bad it's good".

    An enjoyable enough B film. The needlessly complex alien invasion plot borders on the "so bad it's good".

  • Aug 28, 2011

    Creepy aliens resurrect a scientist so he can spy for them. One of those dull sci-fi movies that are a times ridiculous; the aliens in this film have ping pong balls for eyes.

    Creepy aliens resurrect a scientist so he can spy for them. One of those dull sci-fi movies that are a times ridiculous; the aliens in this film have ping pong balls for eyes.

  • Aug 22, 2011

    mission impossible in full effect! actually, a quite funny movie now. funny to see how times have changed: smoking on screen, separate beds, tar baby. and how some things remain the same. you gotta love to see how people thought about things. everyone dressed so formal.

    mission impossible in full effect! actually, a quite funny movie now. funny to see how times have changed: smoking on screen, separate beds, tar baby. and how some things remain the same. you gotta love to see how people thought about things. everyone dressed so formal.

  • Feb 03, 2011

    Just imagine "It Conquered the World" (with Peter Graves' Dr. Paul Nelson and Lee Van Cleef's Dr. Tom Anderson somewhat melded together) only more tedious, and you basically have "Killers from Space." Graves plays Douglas Martin, a nuclear scientist working with the army on perfecting the atomic bomb. After Martin is lost and presumed dead when his plane crashes after a test, he returns, albeit not like himself. Soon, Martin's colleagues, superiors and wife discover the good doctor was abducted and brainwashed by aliens hellbent on conquering the world with giant insects and reptiles grown large thanks to nuclear fallout. Martin is torn between following his captors/saviors' telepathic orders and saving the human race. I realize tales of facing/preventing apocalypse in the context of alien invasions were popular in the '50s. After all, what better way to depict the vision of Cold War-era world obliteration than a science fiction allegory (especially when the Red Scare made tackling such issues head-on perilous at best)? However, "Killers of Space" makes the end of days seem more of a bore than a threat.

    Just imagine "It Conquered the World" (with Peter Graves' Dr. Paul Nelson and Lee Van Cleef's Dr. Tom Anderson somewhat melded together) only more tedious, and you basically have "Killers from Space." Graves plays Douglas Martin, a nuclear scientist working with the army on perfecting the atomic bomb. After Martin is lost and presumed dead when his plane crashes after a test, he returns, albeit not like himself. Soon, Martin's colleagues, superiors and wife discover the good doctor was abducted and brainwashed by aliens hellbent on conquering the world with giant insects and reptiles grown large thanks to nuclear fallout. Martin is torn between following his captors/saviors' telepathic orders and saving the human race. I realize tales of facing/preventing apocalypse in the context of alien invasions were popular in the '50s. After all, what better way to depict the vision of Cold War-era world obliteration than a science fiction allegory (especially when the Red Scare made tackling such issues head-on perilous at best)? However, "Killers of Space" makes the end of days seem more of a bore than a threat.