5.5/10
1,393
43 user 25 critic

Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Passed | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1957 (USA)
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after hitting it with their car.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Robert J. Gurney Jr. (screenplay), Al Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A military officer survives a nuclear blast, only to begin to uncontrollably grow into an increasingly unstable giant.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form which stows away on the rescue ship.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Duncan 'Dean' Parkin
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Terrell Steven Terrell ... Johnny Carter (as Steve Terrell)
Gloria Castillo ... Joan Hayden
Frank Gorshin ... Joe Gruen
Raymond Hatton ... Farmer Larkin
Lyn Osborn Lyn Osborn ... Artie Burns
Russ Bender ... Doctor
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Lt. Wilkins, USAF
Sam Buffington ... Col. Ambrose - USAF
Jason Johnson ... Detective
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... City Attorney Hayden
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... USAF Sergeant with Bullhorn
Jan Englund Jan Englund ... Diner Waitress
Kelly Thordsen ... Sgt. Bruce
Bob Einer Bob Einer ... Soda Jerk
Pat Lawler Pat Lawler ... Irene (as Patti Lawler)
Edit

Storyline

A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, begins to stalk the teens. Meanwhile, Joe the town drunk wants to store the body in his refrigerator, but some of the alien's buddies inject alcohol into his system, and Joe dies of an overdose. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Threatened The World Until Some Hep Youngsters Took Over! (original posters) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Creatures See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

American-International Pictures released this on a double bill with I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) with the tag line "We DARE You To See The Most Amazing Pictures of Our Time!" See more »

Quotes

Colonel: Our job is to prevent a possible nation-wide panic by keeping the information from the public.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After "The End" appears on screen "...until the next time" follows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Meatrack (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining because it doesn't take itself at all seriously
13 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of those sci-fi movies of the 50s that obviously did not take itself too seriously. Sure, the typical invasion from outer space was the theme of the film, but the bug-eyed aliens are so gosh-darn cute and the costumes so cool you can't help but smile instead of becoming afraid. And, the script also takes a less than serious look at the invasion. Sure, it is a dopey martian invasion movie but it makes no attempt to be otherwise and that is why I liked the movie so much--for what it was, it was sure fun. So, if you do watch the film, view it more as comedy and don't be too hard on this old film! If you do, you'll find it's a delightful little time passer.


24 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed