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The Beast with a Million Eyes

  • Horror
  • Sci-fi
  • 1955
  • David Kramarsky
  • 78 mins
  • PG

Summary

A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Made for a paltry $23,000, this Roger Corman executive-produced allegory has been written off because of its peculiar premise and its bargain-basement effects. The prospect of watching birds and barnyard animals turning on humans at the behest of a malevolent alien force may, indeed, seem preposterous. As does the rationale that this evil entity can be tamed by folksy, white middle-American love. But the notion that we are being watched over by a potentially malicious presence (whether it be deity or authority) is actually rather provocative. Flawed, but laudably unconventional, this proved to be director David Karmansky's only film.

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Credits

Cast

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Allan KelleyPaul Birch
Carol KelleyLorna Thayer
Sandy KelleyDona Cole
Deputy Larry BrewsterDick Sargent
"Him"Leonard Tarver
Old Man WebberChester Conklin

Crew

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DirectorDavid Kramarsky
DirectorRoger Corman
DirectorLou Place

Details

Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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