the terror from beyond space

524: Twelve to the Moon

There are 50’s sci-fi movies with wonderful titles like The Monster that Challenged the World and IT! The Terror from Beyond Space. I poke fun at how irrelevant or misleading some of them are, but I actually love them: there’s nothing better to entice me to see a silly movie than a deliriously hyperbolic title!  Then there’s this film, Twelve to the Moon, which is about twelve people going to the moon.  No points for the title guy.

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Paul Blaisdell-the GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW  (1959)

A sad finale for an amazing artist. Not only did he create many of the suits for some of the most iconic AIP monsters-he wore them too. His credits-and I will list ;actor’ when he wore the suit.

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.BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES (1955)

.DAY THE WORLD ENDED (1955)-actor

.IT CONQUERED THE WORLD (1956)-actor

.the SHE CREATURE (1956)-actor

.VOODOO WOMAN (1957)-actor

.INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN (1957)-actor

.NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957)

.the UNDEAD (1957)-actor

.FROM HELL IT CAME (1957)

The AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN (1957)

.HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1958)

.IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958)

.TEENAGE CAVEMAN (1958)

.ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958)

.TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE (1959)

.GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW (1959)-actor

He got shit on by AIP and Jim Warren of Famous Monsters shit on him too. He edited and published a monster magazine -Fantastic Monsters -but it went under. A great artist who deserved better.

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