Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.
The first 3-D film to be released by Universal Studios.
This is Sand Rock, Arizona, of a late evening in early spring. It's a nice town, knowing its past and sure of its future, as it makes ready for the night, and the predictable morning. The desert blankets the earth, cooling, resting for the fight ...
When the aliens assume the forms of all the people they've kidnapped, they're always wearing the same clothes their victims had been wearing when they were taken - with two exceptions: Putnam and Ellen. In their cases, the aliens raided their homes and stole clothes for their "duplicates". First: how did the aliens end up in the same clothes worn by the other people? Did all these people have two identical sets of clothing lying around their houses? Second: why steal different clothing for the Ellen and Putnam clones? Third: at least in the case of Ellen, why did they empty out her entire wardrobe instead of taking just one dress? Fourth: if, under a different but unstated hypothesis, the aliens only appeared to be dressed the same as the others - i.e., through morphing or some other illusion - then why would they need to steal anybody's clothes?
The credits are at the end rather than at the beginning. They include shots of the characters with the cast names, and the pictures would mean nothing if seen before the film.
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