The Earth Dies Screaming details
|Starring:||Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters, Vanda Godsell, David Spenser, Anna Palk|
|Genre:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sci-fi - Alien, Sci-fi - General, Stargate|
|Studio:||MEDIA SALES UK|
The Earth Dies Screaming
|Run time:||1 hour 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Aug 2011|
Most helpful review
Grey blobs for eyes!By jesuskenevil (245 reviews) from Bruton , 14 May 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Grey eyed zombies, stifled dialogue, faceless robots, English village plagued by a nameless nothingness. Making no sense whatsoever but managing to be quite entertaining, The earth dies screaming is a rather over the top title for what is a very mild mannered movie.
alien robots in spacesuitsBy juradino (813 reviews) from London , 15 Jul 2012Accidents in which people apparently die to revive later only to be transformed by alien robots into zombie type killers. Set in North of England with some pretty good visuals (alien robots look like almost vampirical astronauts). Just over one hour long makes it passably watchable. Somewhere between Plan 9 from Outer Space and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Where did this come from?By FrankIV (513 reviews) from Cirencester, England , 07 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]It would be interesting to know how this came to be made. The 'quota quickie' theory seems most likely, except that this was directed by Terence Fisher, who was at the time riding high with a series of films for Hammer, and features actors like Dennis Price and Thorley Walters. It was made around the same time that the first series of Doctor Who had hit the screen, and it has a similar atmosphere and approach: maybe it was rushed out to coincide or given a cinema release on the back of the doctor's success. It's production values and length suggest television more than cinema, and the space robots certainly look like prototype Cybermen. I'm probably imagining it, but this is certainly an oddity.
Grey blobs for eyes!By jesuskenevil (245 reviews) from Bruton , 14 May 2012Grey eyed zombies, stifled dialogue, faceless robots, English village plagued by a nameless nothingness. Making no sense whatsoever but managing to be quite entertaining, The earth dies screaming is a rather over the top title for what is a very mild mannered movie.
Only the scoreBy Kobilisy (47 reviews) from huddersfield. England , 30 Oct 2011This is not a B Film, it is way below that!
I assume a 'quota quickie' so made as cheaply and quickly as possible. It would be rated by me as awful but for one thing and that is the score. Elisabeth Lutyens was a fine composer and put all her considerable skill into this, and it does just about hold the film together. Do watch it with friends and some drink in your hands and have a good laugh as its awfulness.
The viewer dies laughingBy itstinks (681 reviews) from North of Reading , 16 Sep 2011Low budget cinema release or high budget tv show ?
The art of trying to cash in on what was probably a spate of alien invasion B movies at the time.
A small group of people with the obligatory american who will run things find that the majority of people have died probably due to an airborne virus.
Strange space suited beings are walking around, can the group escape and if so into what sort of world ?
Given the limits of the budget the story barely drags itself upto the hour mark.
Sime scenes would have been quite tense and frightening for the time but seem quite quaint now.
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