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Seen on: 05/15/2022, 04/11/2010

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Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Directed by Mario Bava

Horror | Science Fiction

Most recently watched by sleestakk, tylermager, sensoria, seanCduregger, sleestakk

Overview

In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Argos lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Galliot - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world.

Rated NR | Length 88 minutes

Actors

Barry Sullivan | Norma Bengell | Ángel Aranda | Evi Marandi | Stelio Candelli | Franco Andrei | Fernando Villena | Mario Morales | Ivan Rassimov | Federico Boido | Alberto Cevenini | Massimo Righi

Viewing Notes

Driving home from movie night I listened to the latest Cinema Diabolica podcast about Mario Bava. This inspired me to watch his excellent Planet of the Vampires (1965). This is ALIEN before there was ALIEN. The guys on Cinema Diabolica touched on it and I’d go into it here but I’d rather you see for yourself (if you haven’t already). Very good 60s sci-fi horror.

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