Continuing our Top Five Horror Series countdown with Sci-Fi for this week.
We’re starting our Sci-Fi Horror Countdown with this 1958 classic, about a small rural Pennsylvania town in 1957 where two teens and an old man stumble across a meteorite that crashed in the hill but they soon find out that it contained a jelly-like globule that grows larger and devours anything in sight!
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Walter Wanger’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers takes the No. 4 spot, based off a Science Fiction novel from 1956 by Jack Finney called Body Snatchers, the story is about an extraterrestrial invasion that began in a Fictional California Town called Santa Mira; Alien Spores have fallen from Outer Space and grow into large pods, pods capable of successfully reproducing duplicate copies of Human Beings. There have been Three remakes since it was produced.
It was one of the creepiest films of its time and based on a 1957 novel by the same name written by George Langlaan; The Fly takes our No. 3 site, the story is about a Scientist who is transformed into a grotesque creature after a common housefly enters into the molecule transporter, resulting in his atoms being combined with the fly; making the first Human/Fly Hybrid! This would go onto making two sequels and a remake in 1986 that starred Jeff Goldblum.
Taking the No. 2 spot is John Carpenter’s 1982 Classic, The Thing, based on a novel from 1932 called “Who goes there?” Is about American researchers in Antarctica that come across a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates and then imitate other organisms.
The War of the Worlds
And for our No. 1 spot is ‘The War of the Worlds’ directed by Bryon Haskin, a modern retelling of the classic novel from 1897 by H.G. Wells; this takes place in Southern California in the early 1950s when suddenly the Earth is invaded by Martians and it is up to an American Scientist to find a way to stop them. There have been several variations of this Story, including the upcoming BBC Television Series.
This is it for the Top Five lineup for this week, Next week we will have the Top Five Slasher Horror Films.