The Terrornauts (1967)


OK, I am a big Amicus fan and for years, I searched for this film, it was almost like the ‘Holy Grail’ for me, as far as Amicus films went. Finally, I received a copy of this film and let me just say, it didn’t disappoint. The wonderful thing about this film is, it doesn’t take itself seriously, it offers the purest form of entertainment and delivers. I do believe when the film began, it was to be a fully serious sci-fi effort, but once the film location changes to space, it’s more camp and definitely a lot of fun. I just adore Mrs. Jones and Mr. Yellowlees, they bring a sense of fun to the film that it might never have enjoyed, without their characters. At times, the film has an almost; Dr. Who feel to it, with some of the creatures we see and the colors glow with the 60s look. I can’t recommend this film as a serious sci-fi film, but if you’re in the mood for innocent and enjoyable fun with a film, this is the film for you!