It Conquered the World

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It Conquered the World ★★½ 1956

Vegetable critters from Venus follow a probe satellite back to Earth and drop in on scientist Van Cleef, who'd been their intergalactic pen pal (seems he thought a Venusian invasion would improve the neighborhood). Their travelling companions, little bat creatures, turn earth dwellers into murderous zom bies, and it starts to look like the Venu sians are trying to make earth their plane tary exurbia. Early vintage zerobudget Corman, for schlock connoisseurs. Re made for TV as “Zontar, the Thing from Venus.” 68m/B VHS . Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, Sally Fraser, Charles B. Griffith, Russ Bender, Jonathan Haze, Dick Miller, Kar en Kadler, Paul Blaisdell; D: Roger Corman; W: Lou Rusoff, Charles B. Griffith; C: Frederick E. West; M: Ronald Stein.