Part of Invasion!
Based on a script by famed sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, this tale of an amateur astronomer and a schoolteacher who discover a mysterious meteorite crash in the Arizona desert set the stage for a cascade of imitators. As the two investigate further, it becomes apparent that the object may in fact be of alien origin, and when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely, no one can be trusted.
Predating Jack Finney’s The Body Snatchers novel by a year, this prototypical extraterrestrial/Cold War paranoia thriller not only cemented its director Jack Arnold (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN) as a force to be reckoned with, but also influenced a generation of young filmmakers such as John Carpenter and Joe Dante. It also has the distinction of being the first 3D film produced by Universal-International Pictures (who would later go one to produce the excellent CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON which we screened earlier this year).
Presented here in a vintage anaglyph 3-D 35mm film print, don’t miss the chance to see this absolute stunner the way it was meant to be experienced!
“IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE remains the granddaddy of the ’50s atomic-scare pictures.” —Ed Gonzalez, Slant (2002)