Terrore nello spazio (Planet of the Vampires)

1965

Terrore nello spazio (Planet of the Vampires)

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In this spooky low-budget horror outing from Mario Bava, a team of rescuers head for Mars to find missing astronauts and instead find terrifying alien bloodsuckers looking to hitch a ride back Earth to indulge in a sanguineous smorgasbord. The film is also known as Demon Planet.

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  • Mar 09, 2012
    A very smartly executed B-movie that fuses space opera with Universal-style horror atmosphere. Director Mario Bava injects a gloomy and foggy atmosphere that would come to influence "Alien" years later. There is a scene that involves people digging themselves out of their graves that is made terrifying by the chilling music score and gritty cinematography. The marvelous cinematography makes even the most basic sets look magnificent and more lavish than what they really are. The spaceship sets are a bit cheesy and some of the characters are given only bare-minimum development outside of their archetypes, but the film is so much fun to watch that these problems only become minor. Although it does perplex me why this was given the title "Planet of the Vampires" in America considering that there are no vampires in the movie.
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    At first, I was extremely disappointed by the fact that this movie doesn't have any vampires in it, but then I realized that that was the American title, the Italian title says Terror in Space or something, which makes more sense. Other than that, I loved the story in this movie, it's fantastic. Of course, this is a low budget sci-fi movie from the 60s, but it's pretty cool and worth watching.
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  • May 06, 2010
    With a title like Planet of the Vampires how could I not love this midnite classic from Mario Bava. A crew of space explorers, in nifty leather outfits, arrive on a mysterious, fog filled planet and members of the crew begin to act strangely. What follows is a fight to the death for the very future of the human race. The vampires of the title aren't really vampires at all but rather body snatchers who exist as a particle (or something like that) until they posses a human host/body. The ending was pure dopeness. Not to be missed by those who go for this kinda thing (like me!)
    Ed Fucking H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2008
    Bava in the "21st Century"! Everything that (those of us who live Bava) expect from one of his films: creepy atmosphere, great sets, amazing costumes and damsels in distress! Bava's take on "the future" is both sexy and groovy. And full of space "Vampires"!
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