Invasion cinema

“Invasion Cinema could be certainly considered a rich subgenre of Science Fiction. it originated from:

1) Fear and anxiety about possible alien invasions (see the 1947 Roswell episode)
2) fear of ‘communist infiltration’ and other Cold War side-effects
3) crisis of Hollywood film (TV had become a fierce competitor in the 50ies. it was no longer possible to build big-budget fantastic sets. monsters coming to our door steps were much cheaper and easier to make [Wierzbicki])

some example of “Invasion Cinema”

Examples of “classic” invasion cinema
“It came form outer space” (1953)

“attack of the giant leeches” (1956)

“the blob” (1958)

The last generation of Invasion Cinema: the Host, (Korea 2006)


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