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Invasion USA

Released 1952
Distributor Columbia

Lest America become overrun with Commie hordes, this urgent warning from Al Zugsmith in the form of a mass hallucination of stock footage destruction puts us on the right path to stockpiling armaments. It’s actually lots of fun and it features both Lois Lanes from the tv Superman series in small roles.

Watch Trailer Without Commentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STDrKruIz68

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Piranha, Matinee, The ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in Action, The Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police Squad, Amazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, Indiana, CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0, Witches of East End, Legends of Tomorrow and Salem. His latest big screen credit is an episode of the upcoming Nightmare Cinema.