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: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters

As with Alien and Jaws, for example, the most frightening things about this creature are the things that we don't see.

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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"

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
Suite101.com

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

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Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

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
Video-Reviewmaster.com

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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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Love these old movie titles that are sooo long, 'The Terror that Emerged from Darkest Space and Glooped its way Across the West...in Technicolor!'.… More
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!