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Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 20 May 1962 (USA)
A pair of comical soldiers (Robert Ball and Frankie Ray) investigate a mysterious crater in an atomic detonation area and discover several beautiful alien vixens (Dolores Reed and Gloria ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno VeSota (as Bruno Ve Sota)

Writers:

Jonathan Haze (screenplay), Jonathan Haze (story "Monsters from Nicholson Mesa")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Ball ... Pvt. Philbrick (as Bob Ball)
Frank Ray Perilli ... Pvt. Penn (as Frankie Ray)
Gloria Victor Gloria Victor ... Dr. Puna
Dolores Reed Dolores Reed ... Prof. Tanga
Trustin Howard Trustin Howard ... Sergeant (as Slick Slavin)
Mark Ferris Mark Ferris ... Colonel Thomas Awol
Jim Almanzer Jim Almanzer
Anton Arnold Anton Arnold
Anton von Stralen Anton von Stralen
Mark Thompson Mark Thompson
Allen Dailey Allen Dailey
Sid Kane Sid Kane
Richard Adams Richard Adams
Joseph Martin Joseph Martin
Lenore Bond Lenore Bond ... WAC
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A pair of comical soldiers (Robert Ball and Frankie Ray) investigate a mysterious crater in an atomic detonation area and discover several beautiful alien vixens (Dolores Reed and Gloria Victor) who plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Beautiful... Deadly... In their Veins the Blood of Monsters!

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Bruno VeSota: Bad-guy car passenger that gets knocked out during Philbrick's "Commander Connors" vision. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact that Philbrick never takes off his sacred 'Space Commander Connors' ring, it continually vanishes; most notably when he puts on his gas mask outside of the cave. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Penn: I've got blisters on my blisters!
Col. Rank: You're soft!
Pvt. Penn: Yeah, I'm soft - in the head!
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Crazy Credits

This is a true story. Only the facts have been completely distorted. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Robot Monster (2010) See more »

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Pea-brained would-be sci-fi comedy.
7 June 2004 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Even at age 10 I felt like a complete idiot for staying up late to watch this witless little cheesecake-girl sci-fi parody. The goofy, though not especially funny story has two bumbling male leads falling all over themselves in lustful pursuit of some comely moon-cuties. Meanwhile, a couple of lumbering fellows in Danskin tights with potato sacks on their heads(the so-called "Star Creatures" of the title) are wreaking very minor havoc.

For even aspiring to be as little as lowbrow camp, this is actually a pretty rough ride. If I had seen this at a drive-in in 1963, I surely would have driven my vehicle full-speed through the movie screen in a fit of consternation(or at least demanded my sixty cents back). Perhaps today, as an adult, I'd have a better time with "Invasion of the Star Creatures"(Bacardi 151 in hand, of course...)

**UPDATE, May 2010** I did indeed revisit this sub-B movie, and as I suspected, it actually IS a more worthy watch today as a tragically dated cultural artifact of sorts. One particular line of dialog is exemplary of this - "...wow...that's the first time a salad ever tossed *ME* !". That one probably brought forth a few weak chuckles in '63...presently, some folks might fall on the floor in hysterics...

3/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters from Nicholson Mesa See more »

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Production Co:

Alta Vista Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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