Here is a movie with a great poster, but very little money for the film budget. It is based on the book “The Gods Hate Kansas” by Joseph Millard. The disc artwork is amazing but what is inside is quite the opposite. From 1967, the movie features Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Michael Gough, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay, and Maurice Good.
It is directed by the legendary Freddie Francis who also gave us The Evil of Frankenstein, Dr. Terrors House of Horrors, The Skull, The Psychopath, The Deadly Bees and Tales That Witness Madness, and Milton Subotsky.
Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field, – exceptional because the space rocks all fell in a V formation. Dr. Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. The scientists are summarily taken over by some alien force, and others in the area are dying from a mysterious “crimson plague,” which covers their bodies with drops of blood. Temple seems the only person immune to both maladies, so if he can discover the reason for this immunity, he may yet foil the alien plan to take earthlings back to the moon for their own sinister purposes.
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They Came from Beyond Space was released on a double bill with The Terrornauts. Director Freddie Francis claimed that the company had spent all their budget on that film, leaving nothing left for They Came from Beyond Space. The double-feature failed at the box office and has been described as “the two worst films the company ever produced”.