Alien Influencers Double Bill! It, The Terror from Beyond Space and Mario Bava’s Terrore nello Spazio

Written by Joe D on June 1st, 2021

Hey film programmers listen up. Here’s a great double bill of two very inexpensive sci fi films that definetley influenced Alien. First up the B&W 1958 Classic It, The Terror from Beyond Space!  A monster sneaks in the hold of a space ship and starts killing the crew. This movie scared the heck out of me as a kid. They really make you wait to see the monster and it’s very effective. Alien follows suit. Smart because the monster in both after all is a guy in a rubber suit. I won’t tell you too much about it, watch it and see the parallels for yourself. here’s the trailer

Then we have Mario Bava’s masterful Space Opera, Terrore Nello  Spazio. Released in the USA as Planet Of The Vampires.  The crew lands on a weird planet. They find an ancient Space ship with a dead Alien at the controls. Very similar to ALIEN! But you should watch the movie for yourselves. Here’s the trailer. PS Check out the baddass Italian Leather space uniforms! Super Cool!

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