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The Man from Planet X (1951) - Edgar G. Ulmer

Aliens have always been terrifying to me. The unknown. The foreign visitor from another world that cannot convey it's intentions. These old drive-in sci-fi thrillers were great. They were just scary enough to create the fear. That groups them in with the horror genre. The Man from Planet X is one of these Sci-Fi Thrillers. It creates mystery and still gets the blood rushing.

A rogue-planet has been drifting through outer space and it will pass close to earth. Scientists have dubbed the celestial body, Planet X. A news reporter has been invited to a remote Scottish island to report on the scientists findings on Planet X. While on the island a spaceship lands bringing a very strange fellow whose intentions are unknown. Some people take this mystery as a threat, as they seek to kill and profit from the alien. This obviously doesn't work out too well. 
The eerie atmosphere during this movie is terrifying. If you could imagine the mindset of these people who are dealing with this …