It! The Terror From Beyond Space
It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)

Ridley Scott's Alien took its inspiration from this tale about an otherworldly stowaway that is systematically murdering the occupants of an American spacecraft.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 1991
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a wonderful little horror thriller that will whet the appetites of fans that love claustrophobic genre pictures.

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Rob Humanick

In tone, it's really the predecessor of James Cameron's gung-ho sequel Aliens.

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Mark Bourne

Proudly displays all of the limitations of its bargain-basement budget.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Unintentionally funny low-budget 'Fifties horror effort. ("Mars is almost as big as Texas," one character thoughtfully muses at a point. "Maybe it's got monsters.")

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Steve Crum

One of the best sci-fi flicks of the '50s; the basis for 'Alien.'

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A towering classic of 1950s sci-fi horror cheese. It's more fun, more memorable and certainly more influential than the handful of big-budget sci-fi movies of the era.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Combination science fiction film and thriller is an early look at space travel on film.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

An excellent claustrophobic alien tale that debatably inspired "Alien"

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Considering the budget constraints the film was operating under, this film nevertheless proves to be an entertaining one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
David Ladd
In this classic 50's sci-fi drive in movie. Col. Edward Carruthers(Marshall Thompson)loses his crew to an alien monster than drains it's victims of… More
Tim Salmons
Classic old school sci-fi monster movie! Horrible effects, horrible dialogue and a horribly realized monster! GREAT STUFF!