The Invisible Invaders
Edward L. Cahn
After foolishly exploding himself in a laboratory accident, Dr. Karol Noymann (John Carradine) finds his corpse rudely taken over by invisible aliens. The Alien/Noymann warns his former college, Dr. Penner (Philip Tonge) that unless the Earth surrenders, the invaders will destroy everyone and take over. The US government calls their bluff, and soon enough the aliens are taking over dead bodies left and right, and using them to destroy cities. Dr. Penner, his daughter Phyllis (Jean Byron), fellow scientist Dr. Lamont (Robert Hutton), and grouchy Major Bruce Jay (John Agar) are whisked away to a secret bunker to try and discover a way to defeat the invisible invaders.
|"Well, folks at home, let me tell you, this space zombie is really strangling the crap out of Steve.|
But first, a message from Gold Bond medicated powder."
|"Maybe I do need to wash these sheets."|
Invisible Invaders lacks a lot of the spark other 1950s invasion films posses. There are occasional flashes of a more interesting film going on under all the extremely budget minded choices it makes. There was a real opportunity to turn the film into a base under siege story, a sort of proto-Night of the Living Dead (1968), but the movie never generates the energy or tension to do so.