Monday, November 30, 2015

THE OUTER LIMITS: Corpus Earthling / Daystar Productions - 1963

Here's a bizarre little episode from the first season, stars our hero Robert Culp in a tale about a parasitic advance guard from outer space, here to take over the minds and bodies of Earthlings. But, one person can hear them and knows their plan because of a metal plate in his head...

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our other space parasites, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a little sample from... CORPUS EARTHLING!

Here are the two unidentifiable rocks being stored in the old rock case... Rocks!

Robert plays Paul Cameron, he's had a recent operation to put a metal plate in his head. Here, in the lab, he relights a heating element and it blow up in his face!

Salome Jens plays Paul's wife, Laurie. We totally remember her as the mutant from the future in TERROR FROM THE YEAR 5000, which Eegah!! and I saw together back in the day. She is still working away and just completed and has another movie in post for 2016... Go, Salome!

After Paul tells his wife and colleague about being able to hear the rocks plotting against Earth, the parasites almost succeed in getting him to jump from the 4th floor window!

Then, Dr. Temple becomes the parasites' tool, he'll do anything their evil little hearts desire!

I love this shot, a lesson in how to use black and white shading. Just add woman, and, Ka-zow!

Unfortunately, Dr. Temple gets his claws on Laurie and she gets infected by that... Thing!

Well, all Hell breaks loose and Dr. Temple's little buddy comes to the surface, revealing a nasty face hugging parasite!

You've got to admit that this still could be considered a real hidden horror! We're back on Wednesday with more from The Dungeon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have always loved this episode! Discovered the 1960 paperback from Zenith Books in 1975 or '76, and have somehow saved this same copy all these years. Recently read it for the third time, and still love it, altho in a different way since it seems to have little to do with the OL episode as filmed. Author Louis Charbonneau, who wrote several other sci-fi books as well, just died in May 2017.

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??