Devil Girl from Mars

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"Invasion from Outer Space!...Sights too weird to imagine! Destruction too monstrous to escape!"
  • Approved
  • 1955
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • 4.9  (2,015)

Devil Girl from Mars is a 1954 British film that is categorized as a science fiction thriller. The movie was directed by David MacDonald and features an extraordinary cast including Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, and Peter Reynolds. The storyline portrays the invasion of a remote Scottish town by an attractive but deadly Martian woman named Nyah. She arrives on Earth to kidnap men with the help of a robot named Chani. Nyah's aim is to bring these men back to Mars to act as breeding partners, as the planet is running out of men to reproduce.

The movie takes place in the remote moors of Scotland in a small inn occupied by a few individuals; this includes the owner, Mr. Jamieson, and his daughter, who is an aspiring writer, Ellen. Other guests include a suicidal scientist, a millionaire, and a journalist, all stranded at the inn due to the snowstorm. They soon realize that they are being held hostage by Nyah and her robot, who aim to kidnap the men and bring them back to their planet.

The plot opens with an unusual UFO landing in the Scottish moors; the spaceship carrying Nyah and Chani crash lands, leading to the discovery of the peculiar Martian invasion. Throughout the movie, the Martian woman speaks in a monotonous voice, which audiences find strangely hypnotic. She firmly states that she requires breeding partners to save her planet, and anyone who interferes with her mission will be met with deadly force.

The story's main protagonist is a journalist named Michael Carter, who is an intellectual with a strong sense of justice. His determined effort to prevent the kidnapping of the men willing to stay and face the Martians makes him a character to watch out for in the movie. He writes an article, which he sends to a competing newspaper for publication. Michael hopes his article will inform the world about the invasion and help law enforcement intervene in time to save the innocent men from Mars.

Devil Girl from Mars stands out as a unique alien invasion movie from the period. It attempts to depict an alien race struggling with the same reproductive issues as human beings. Although the plot may seem crude to modern audiences, the movie has a certain charm owed to its historical significance as an early pioneer of the genre.

The plot, however, is not without its flaws. The characters are not well fleshed out; instead, they feel more like caricatures than actual human beings. However, the cinematography, especially for its time, stands out as remarkable. The black and white visuals and cutting-edge technology are well executed and add to the movie's overall feel.

The film's special effects are outdated by current standards, but they were cutting edge for their day. The use of miniatures, model planes and saucers, make the movie stands out. The combination of the sound effects, music and the visual effects, help to immerse the audience in the movie's world, despite its cheesy nature.

In conclusion, Devil Girl from Mars may seem outdated and cheesy to modern audiences, but it still retains its charm due to its historical significance as one of the earliest pioneers of the science fiction movie genre. The characters may lack depth, but the visuals and effects, for their time, were remarkable. Audiences that are fans of the older B-movie genre will find this film engaging, so if you're in the mood for a classic old-school Alien invasion flick, this movie could be worth a watch.

Devil Girl from Mars is a 1955 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 16 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    1 hr 16 min
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    4.9  (2,015)