TERROR IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN (1959) Reviews and overview

 

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Terror in the Midnight Sun is a 1959 Swedish-American science-fiction horror film directed by Virgil W. Vogel. The movie stars Barbara Wilson, Sten Gester and Robert Burton. John Carradine narrated the US version.

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The film is known by many different English titles such as Horror in the Midnight Sun and Invasion of the Animal People. For the American release, low-budget producer/director Jerry Warren added additional scenes of his own to the film.

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Plot:

After a herd of reindeer are mysteriously found dead following a meteor crash in a remote part of Sweden, soldiers and a geologist are called out to investigate.

Just as they discover that the meteor is actually a spaceship, a hideous monster destroys their plane and kills the soldier guarding it.

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As the geologist – along with his figure skater girlfriend – try to ski to safety, the monster attacks again and kidnaps the helpless woman…

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Reviews:

Terror actually turns out to be a pretty good show. There’s plenty of action, good f/x, a unique twist on the alien visitor plot, and the Nordic locations have an eerie, otherworldly look. Wilson has never looked sexier than she does here; she’s helped a bit by doubles, of course, for her scenes involving skating, skiing, and a surprising nude scene.” Cinescape

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“Even if the Stockholm scenes are a bit talky and stiff, the fun starts fast when they arrives in Lapland. A quite unexpected shower-scene and a performance by legendary Swedish singer Brita Borg (not at the same time of course) and the fantastic locations make it a unique old school sci-fi.” Ninja Dixon

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Original title:

Rymdinvasion i Lappland “Space Invasion of Lapland”

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