Classic Science Fiction Films of the 50s & 60s


The Beast with a Million Eyes

An alien spaceship lands in the desert. The alien starts to have a strange effect on the behaviour of animals, who soon begin to attack the humans.
Starring Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole .
The Beast with a Million Eyes 1955

Beginning of the End

Audrey Ames, a reporter, is driving along a highway and is stopped by the military. She later discovers that a small town has been destroyed and its populace have disappeared. More probing leads to the realisation that flesh-eating giant grasshoppers are on the loose.
Starring Peter Graves, Peggie Castle.
Beginning of the End 1957

The Birds

A wealthy playgirl follows a potential suitor to a small Californian town. While there, the birds in the area start to act strangely. At first they start to peck at people. Later, the attacks gradually increase in number, becoming more and more vicious.
Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor.
The Birds 1963

The Blob

A meteorite falls to the ground in a small town. Inside is a small jelly creature. After being prodded by a farmer, the creature attacks and devours him. It grows and grows until it commands awesome destructive power.
Starring Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe.
The Blob 1958

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

An Arctic nuclear test inadvertantly thaws out a carnivorous dinosaur. Professor Tom Nesbitt, the only witness to the colossal beast, is not believed when he tells of its existence. When the dinosaur emerges from the ocean and lays waste to Manhattan, Nesbitt comes up with a plan to stop the Leviathan in its tracks.
Starring Paul Christian, Paula Raymond.
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms 1953

The Brain From Planet Arous

Steve March finds himself possessed by a criminal brain creature, Gor. With his vast destructive powers, he wishes to control the world to do his will. Later, another brain creature called Vol arrives on Earth and explains that Gor is a wanted man on their world. Gor has one weakness, the fissure of Rolando.
Starring John Agar, Joyce Meadows
The Brain From Planet Arous 1957

The Brain Eaters

Alien parasites have invaded the small town of Riverdale in Illinois. They can take over peoples' minds by inserting two mandibles into their spines. Meanwhile, scientists have discovered a tall cone-shaped object that has crash-landed close to the town from outer space.
Starring Ed Nelson, Alan Frost.
The Brain Eaters 1958

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