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It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film produced by Edward Small and Robert E. Kent.

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Spokesman at Press Conference: Ladies and gentlemen of the press: As you know, the first attempt to send a spaceship to the planet Mars was made six months ago. We knew that that ship, the Challenge 141, had reached its destination, but that's all we knew. Teleradio communication with Mars ceased immediately and we were forced to assume that the ship and crew had been lost. The man in charge of this expedition was a man who had become known to the world as the first man to be shot into space, the man who pioneered interplanetary space travel - Col. Edward Carruthers. Two months ago, we sent a second ship to Mars to learn the fate of Col. Carruthers and his crew. The President has asked me to pass onto you this significant news: Col. Edward Carruthers has been found alive on Mars. But there's a tragic side to this history-making event: Col. Carruthers was the sole survivor of this first expedition. One hour ago we received a teleradio communication from Col. Van Heusen, commander of the second spaceship. This ship is now ready to take off for its return trip to the Earth from Mars, and Col. Carruthers is being brought back for a court martial, to face trial for the murders of the rest of the crew.

[last lines]
Spokesman at Press Conference: You have been called here again to receive further information about the story which you didn't hear last night. I will read you the text of a teleradio message received from the Challenge 142 less than an hour ago: "This is Eric Royce talking. Of the 19 men and women who have set foot upon the planet Mars, six will return. There's no longer a question of murder but of an alien, an elemental life force, a planet so cruel, so hostile, that Man may find it necessary to bypass it in his endeavor to explore and understand the universe. Another name for Mars is Death."

Col. Edward Carruthers: What is the usual reason an intelligent creature kills?
Mary Royce: It's hungry? What made you so certain it's intelligent, Colonel, not just an animal? XXXXXXXX CARRUTHERS It opened the door to 'C' compartment.

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On its initial release, the standard co-feature with this film was Curse of the Faceless Man.
The final battle between the monster and crew is being shown at the drive-in during the Bryan Adams' video "Summer of '69".
According to director John Carpenter, filming took only six days. Carpenter didn't direct this film but he was acting as a co-host in an interview with Robert Osborne prior to it being shown on the Turner Classic Movies channel.
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