Essential Cinema: Monsters from the Id: Cold War Sci-fi and Horror

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE

Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.

USA, 1958, 1h 18min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Monsters from the Id: Cold War Sci-fi and Horror

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

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General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

“An intelligent, atmospheric, subtly made sci-fi thriller”
—Danny Peary

“Director Gene Fowler Jr…has a knack for staging noirish, unsettling scenes…”
—Empire

This is a weird one. Space aliens are taking over the bodies of earthlings, much in the manner of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, but the perspective here is provided by the young wife of one of the alien “hosts.” Effectively a gothic horror story about alien invasion which, of course, stands in for Communist infiltration of America’s small towns and suburbs—a myth which drove a lot of anxiety at the time.

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