Not of This Earth (1957)





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An extraterrestrial race with a taste for human blood sends a representative to Earth in order to find some new sources of nourishment, which the alien locates amongst the homeless population. This sci-fi chiller is often considered one of the best films of director Roger Corman.
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Beverly Garland
as Nadine Storey
Dick Miller
as Joe Piper
Jonathan Haze
as Jeremy Perrin
Harold Fong
as Oriental Specimen
Morgan Jones
as Harry Sherbourne
Paul Birch
as Paul Johnson
William Roerick
as Dr. Frederick W. Rochelle
Roy Engel
as Sgt. Walton
Tamar Cooper
as Joanne Oxford
Anna Lee Carroll
as Woman of Planet Davanna
Pat Flynn
as Officer Simmons
Ann Carroll
as Davanna Woman
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Critic Reviews for Not of This Earth

All Critics (3)

The more sober-minded work, and the creepier film, thanks in large measure to Paul Birch's performance as the gent who is 'not of this Earth.'

Full Review… | July 7, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Could be the most effective of Corman's non-comic pre-Poe films...

Full Review… | January 28, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Somehow Corman makes it all work, even the purely expositional dialogue scenes.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Not of This Earth

One of Roger Corman's many late fifties sci-fi drive in pieces, this film's plot is one of the "aliens need our bodily fluids" type movies that actually does it pretty uniquely. The dialogue is laughable and the cheapness pours out of every frame, but it's not quite as ludicrously enjoyable as Attack of the Crab Monsters.

Garrett Cash
Garrett Cash

Is it a good movie? Not necessarily, but it's not as poorly done like some of Corman's other work. The characters hold up on their own, and can be taken seriously. The plot is interesting enough, and flows smoothly. The last 10-minutes go into more goofy-territory, but it ends the film with some fun moments.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Look the aliens look just like humans with white eye contacts. Really after about 30 minutes I lost interest and kept daydreaming about other things I would rather be doing. Acting wasn't horrible but the story was dull and the monster wasn't interesting.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

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