I can't believe I haven't talked about this film before on this blog in the last 7 years!
I first saw this as a small child on KHQ from Spokane, Washington on a Saturday afternoon, and NEVER forgot it. Small alien invaders with huge bulbous heads land in a spacecraft near a small town.
These invaders are discovered when one is run over by a car driven by two teens coming from Lovers Lane. Thus begins a night of the teens trying to convince the police that aliens are running around.
The monsters created by Paul Blaisdell are some of the most iconic ones ever made. Everybody knows the monsters even if they have never seen the film.
Edward L. Cahn handles the directing chores very well as is usual, and he gets fine performances out of Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin and Lyn Osborn as well as many AIP stock players.
I have to admit I will probably not live to see the day that this and many other AIP classics are released on either DVD or Blu-ray here in the US, but if you can find them elsewhere I highly recommend them all.
This is one of my all time favorites and to me anyway it still holds up very well. Who can ever forget the crawling hand with the eyeball in it or the battle between a cow and one of the invaders.