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Invaders From Mars

Released 1953
Distributor 20th Century Fox

His 1935 Things to Come is more prestigious, but famed production designer William Cameron Menzies reached his directorial zenith with this deliberately unreal “B” that has creeped out several generations of kids. The great Art Gilmore narrates a classic trailer for a seminal movie. In SuperCineColor! Glenn Erickson of CineSavant provides a terrific analysis of this indelible 50s classic

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About Larry Cohen

The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders.  His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels.  Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular.  He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up. Larry passed away on March 23, 2019.

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