The Strange World of Planet X (1958)

Director
Gilbert Gunn

Main cast
Forrest Tucker; Gaby André; Martin Benson; Wyndham Goldie; Alec Mango

Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama

Description
In a small English village, Dr. Laird and his assistants Gil Graham and Michele Dupont are conducting experiments with magnetic fields. The results may have military applications as his equipment can rearrange molecules to make solid metal brittle or stiff metal pliable. Gil notices that the magnetic and affecting the village but Baird won't stop his tests. A mysterious stranger, known simply as Mr. Smith, assists them in solving several mysteries, including a series of attacks in a public park. Their greatest challenge is the sudden appearance of giant insects, bugs that have mutated as a result of the experiments.


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