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Don’t Open That Door! #60: 'The Crawling Eye' (1958)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: alien invaders take a long hard look at Switzerland in The Crawling Eye.

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Don't Open That Door! #56: 'Attack of the Crab Monsters' (1957)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: giant invertebrates grow a little backbone in Attack of the Crab Monsters.

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Don’t Open That Door! #55: 'Attack of the 50 Foot Woman' (1959)

Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Allison Hayes gives new meaning to the term "full figured" in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

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Don’t Open That Door! #54: 'Creature with the Atom Brain' (1955)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: dead mobsters just don't know how to stay dead in Creature with the Atom Brain.

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Don’t Open That Door! #53: 'The Abominable Snowman' (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: An ugly Himalayan Yeti encounters an even uglier American researcher in The Abominable Snowman.

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Don’t Open That Door! #52: 'Atomic Submarine' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: things heat up in the icy Arctic waters surrounding our Atomic Submarine.

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Don't Open That Door! #51: 'The Thing From Another World' (1951)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: the North Pole gets even chillier than usual in The Thing From Another World.

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Don’t Open That Door! #50: 'The Wild Women of Wongo' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: gender equality takes a hit (along with much else) in The Wild Women of Wongo.

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Don’t Open That Door! #49: 'Return of the Fly' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: a scary guy with a bug's head is replaced by a less scary guy with a bug's head in Return of the Fly.

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Don’t Open That Door! #48: 'The Fly' (1958)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: The pursuit of scientific advancement takes a decidedly unpleasant turn in The Fly

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Don’t Open That Door! #47: 'Varan the Unbelievable' (1958)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Godzilla's lesser-known cousin raises a little havoc in Varan the Unbelievable

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Don’t Open That Door! #46: The Amazing Transparent Man (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: A petty crook with an alibi you can see through spices up The Amazing Transparent Man.

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Don’t Open That Door! #45: The Mysterians (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Japan suffers from some seriously bad luck -- plus a giant killer armadillo robot -- in The Mysterians.

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Don’t Open That Door! # 43: THEM! (1954)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: little tiny critters grow up to be great big monsters in THEM!

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Don’t Open That Door! #42: 'Devil Girl From Mars' (1954)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: a one-woman invasion force strikes Scotland in Devil Girl From Mars.

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Don’t Open That Door! #41: 'Terror Is a Man' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: an island haven turns into a horrible nightmare in Terror Is a Man.

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Don't Open That Door! #44: 'The Mummy' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Peter Cushing gets wrapped up in an ancient curse in The Mummy.

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Don’t Open That Door! #40: 'Invisible Invaders' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: humanity reels from a threat it can’t see in Invisible Invaders

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Don’t Open That Door! #39: 'The Day the World Ended' (1955)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: planet Earth ain't big enough for the five of us (plus a few more) in The Day the World Ended.

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Don't Open That Door! #38: 'The Wasp Woman' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: "animal cruelty" gets a whole new meaning in The Wasp Woman.

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Don’t Open That Door! #37: 'Two Lost Worlds' (1951)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: we sail clear off the edge of the map in Two Lost Worlds.

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Don’t Open That Door! #36: 'The Deadly Mantis' (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: it's time to start prayin' fer mercy from The Deadly Mantis.

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Don't Open That Door! #35: 'Teenagers From Outer Space' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: those crazy kids are at it again in Teenagers From Outer Space.

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Don’t Open That Door! #34: 'Cult of the Cobra' (1955)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: ugly Americans get their comeuppance in Cult of the Cobra.

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Don’t Open That Door! #33: 'Target Earth' (1954)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: killer robot football players threaten to wipe out humanity in Target Earth.

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Don't Open That Door! #32: 'Queen of Outer Space' (1958)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Zsa Zsa Gabor rules with a velvet fist in Queen of Outer Space.

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Don't Open That Door! #31: 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: humanity gets an offer it can't refuse in The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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Don’t Open That Door! #30: 'The Alligator People' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: scary things get born on the bayou -- and killed there -- in The Alligator People.

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Don’t Open That Door! #29: 'Night of the Blood Beast' (1958)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: we confront extraterrestrial malevolence in Night of the Blood Beast

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Don’t Open That Door! #28: 'Rocketship X-M' (1950)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: things go from pretty darn bad to quite a lot worse to worse in Rocketship X-M

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Don't Open That Door! #27: 'Zombies of Mora Tau' (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: the dead walk, among other things, in Zombies of Mora Tau.

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Don't Open That Door! #26: 'The Curse of Frankenstein' (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Hammer Horror reboots their image with The Curse of Frankenstein.

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Don’t Open That Door! #25: 'The Tingler' (1959)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Vincent Price gives us that fluttery feeling with The Tingler.

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Don’t Open That Door! #24: 'Gojira no Gyakushu' aka 'Godzilla Raids Again' (1955)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Osaka takes it on the chin in Gojira no Gyakushu aka Godzilla Raids Again

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Don’t Open That Door! #23: 'Gojira' aka 'Godzilla' (1954)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: Tokyo takes a stomping in Gojira, known to many as Godzilla.

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Don’t Open That Door! #22: 'The Unearthly' aka 'House of Monsters' (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: John Carradine escorts us through the nightmare of The Unearthly.

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Don’t Open That Door! #21: 'Man Beast' (1956)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: things get bestial in Man Beast

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