Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958

1.

The Fly

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Industrialist François Delambre is called late at night by his sister-in-law, Helene Delambre, who tells him that she has just killed her husband, André. Reluctant at first, she eventually explains to the police that André invented a matter transportation apparatus and, while experimenting on himself, a fly entered the chamber during the matter transference.

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman, Betty Lou Gerson, Charles Herbert, Bess Flowers, Torben Meyer ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1958-07-16
2.

The Blob

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, John Benson, Robert Fields, Anthony Franke, Olin Howland, Stephen Chase, Elbert Smith, Audrey Metcalf ..
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1958-09-10
3.

The Revenge of Frankenstein

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Baron Frankenstein, working under the protective pseudonym Dr. Victor Stein, together with his assistant Dr. Kleve, transplants a dwarf's brain into another body and unleashes a deranged being.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, Michael Gwynn, John Welsh, Lionel Jeffries, Oscar Quitak, Richard Wordsworth, John Stuart, Michael Ripper ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1958-06-01
4.

Fiend Without a Face

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

An American airbase in Canada provokes resentment from the nearby residents after fallout from nuclear experiments at the base are blamed for a recent spate of disappearances. A captain from the airbase is assigned to investigate, and begins to suspect that an elderly British scientist who lives near the base and conducts research in the field of mind over matter knows more than he is letting on..

Starring: Marshall Thompson, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker, Stanley Maxted, Terry Kilburn, James Dyrenforth, Robert MacKenzie, Peter Madden, Gil Winfield, Michael Balfour ..
Directed by: Arthur Crabtree
Release date: 1958-07-03
5.

I Married a Monster from Outer Space

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married. Slowly, his new wife realizes something is wrong, and her suspicions are confirmed when her husband's odd behaviour begins to show up in other townspeople.

Starring: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Robert Ivers, Chuck Wassil, Valerie Allen, Ty Hardin, Ken Lynch, Maxie Rosenbloom, John Eldredge ..
Directed by: Gene Fowler Jr.
Release date: 1958-10-01
6.

Monster on the Campus

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A college paleontology professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a coelecanth, but while examining it, he is accidentally exposed to its blood, and finds himself periodically turning into a murderous Neanderthal man.

Starring: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt, Nancy Walters, Troy Donahue, Helen Westcott, Alexander Lockwood, Whit Bissell, Ross Elliott, Phil Harvey ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1958-12-17
7.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Carruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Carruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth...

Starring: Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding, Ann Doran, Dabbs Greer, Paul Langton, Robert Bice, Richard Benedict, Richard Hervey, Thom Carney ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1958-07-31
8.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

2.8
5.1/10 IMDB

When an abused wife grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Starring: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon, George Douglas, Otto Waldis, Eileen Stevens, Michael Ross, Frank Chase, Ken Terrell ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1958-05-18
9.

From the Earth to the Moon

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins, Patric Knowles, Carl Esmond, Henry Daniell, Melville Cooper, Ludwig Stössel, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1958-11-26
10.

Attack of the Puppet People

2.6
5.0/10 IMDB

A deranged scientist creates a ray that can shrink people down to doll size.

Starring: John Hoyt, John Agar, June Kenney, Marlene Willis, Laurie Mitchell, Scott Peters, Ken Miller, Michael Mark, Jean Moorhead, Susan Gordon ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1958-04-01

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