Killers From Space a Twin Peaks Return influence?

Written by Joe D on September 21st, 2017

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I just happened to watch Killers From Space today on YouTube. This is a movie I loved as a kid, a scene from it, where Peter Graves is menaced by a giant Gila Monster was in the Chiller Theater credit sequence!
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It had a lot going for it, the desert, atomic bomb tests aliens with big bulging eyes, giant insects and lizards, stock footage of jets scrambling, A bombs blasting, military stuff up the wazoo, all things I was into as a 10 year old.
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by the way this is Warren Oates in an episode of The Outer Limits that looks influenced by Killers From Space!
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Anyway I noticed some strange similarities to the latest season of Twin Peaks, which I think was groundbreaking! Amazing! Visionary! I loved it. OK first of all the Atomic Bomb plays a big role in both, in Killers From Space the aliens use the bomb to mutate insects and reptiles to giant size to destroy humanity, in Twin Peaks the A bomb mutates a weird insect lizard thing that winds up down some poor girls throat. In KFS the aliens have strange uniforms, the belts of which bear a resemblance to the iconic zigzag pattern of the Black Lodge
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and when the head alien is getting a report from one of his minions, the minion speaks in reverse! I don’t know if it was a subconcious influence or what. Did David Lynch see this gem as a kid with a Dan’l Boone coonskin cap on? Could be! Here it is on Youtube decide for yourself!

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