Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Night Frights: Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

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Welcome to tonight's episode of Friday Night Frights.

Tonight's feature is the 1956 movie Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.

The movie was directed by Fred F. Sears, and stars Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor.

The groundbreaking flying saucer effects were courtesy of the legendary Ray Harryhausen.

Project Skyhook, a U.S. effort to launch a dozen satellites, is visited by a flying saucer. A misunderstanding leads to the aliens being fired on, and they retaliate by destroying the project site, killing everyone except Dr. Russell Marvin and his wife Carol. The sequence of events quickly spirals out of control and leads to a full scale invasion of Earth. Can Dr. and Mrs. Marvin find a way to stop these creatures, or is it the end of the human race?

Here's the full movie, in a playlist:

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