Monday, February 5, 2018
The HORROR And SCI-FI MOVIES Of ARTHUR C. PIERCE As WRITER
THE COSMIC MAN from 1959, a story about a spherical UFO that proves to contain an alien visitor. Arthur gets credit for the original story and the screenplay. Wow, that's one of the best title cards... Ever!!
INVASION OF THE ANIMAL PEOPLE in 1959. In this story, Aliens release a big critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists.
BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER from 1960, starring Robert Clarke. In this one, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population!
THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS from 1965 with George Nader and Richard Kiel, Arthur scores the writing credit for a story about an alien that's dispatched from a faraway galaxy to take over the Earth by "duplicating" humans and creating a race of zombies!
MUTINY IN OUTER SPACE from 1965 will always be one of my favorite movies to watch again! Arthur also gets more original story and screenplay credits here. In this one, a creeping fungus is brought to a space station by astronauts on their trip back from the Moon.
WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET from 1966 with John Agar, he gets the writing credit. The story's about a spaceship that crashes on an unexplored planet, and, the rescuers sent to search for survivors discover that decades have passed due to a time dilation!
DESTINATION INNER SPACE, the story's about a group of scientists working in a deep-sea research station, they discover a strange craft of extraterrestrial origin with a monster inside.
THE NAVY vs. THE NIGHT MONSTERS. In the story, Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica, discover some unusual tree specimens. When the specimens are shipped out for further study, the trees are accidentally introduced to a south seas Navy base, soon revealing killer, acid-secreting monsters that live by night!! Another killer title card!
THE ASTRAL FACTOR from 1978 starring Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers and Sue Lyon. A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. He escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who testified against him at his trial...
Wow, what a great pile of work, thank you Mr. Pierce!! So, looks like we're back Wednesday with even more wild 'n' weird Dungeon Cargo, be there or be from Squaresville...