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, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1958-07-16
2.

The Blob

4.6
6.3/10 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, then it growing 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Hare-Way to the Stars
3.

Hare-Way to the Stars

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny, groggy from a rabbit hangover, climbs out of his hole and into a rocket ship parked directly above. He thinks that he's still in his rabbit hole. Reaching the top, he unwittingly stows away aboard the rocket to Mars and is carried off by a satellite onto a futuristic landscape of panels suspended in outer space.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-29
4.

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: 1958-06-13
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.

Fiend Without a Face

3.2
6.1/10 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
7.

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
8.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space

3.2
6.0/10 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Blood of the Vampire
9.

Blood of the Vampire

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad Scientist, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital for the criminally insane to sustain his return to life.

Starring: Donald Wolfit, Vincent Ball, Barbara Shelley, Victor Maddern, William Devlin, Andrew Faulds, John Le Mesurier, Bryan Coleman, Cameron Hall, George Murcell ..
Directed by: Henry Cass
Release date: 1958-08-25
10.

The Colossus of New York

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

A brilliant surgeon encases his dead son's brain in a large robot body, with unintended results...

Starring: John Baragrey, Mala Powers, Otto Kruger, Robert Hutton, Ross Martin, Ed Wolff, Charles Herbert, Dick Nelson, Roy Engel ..
Directed by: Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1958-06-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : How to Make a Monster
11.

How to Make a Monster

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

When master monster make-up man Pete Dumond is fired by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.

Starring: Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway, Gary Clarke, Malcolm Atterbury, Dennis Cross, Morris Ankrum, Walter Reed, John Ashley, Paul Maxwell ..
Directed by: Herbert L. Strock
Release date: 1958-07-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : The Fountain of Youth
12.

The Fountain of Youth

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth. Based on John Collier's short story “Youth from Vienna”.

Starring: Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House, Rick Jason, Nancy Kulp, Joi Lansing, Dan Tobin, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1958-09-16
13.

Curse of the Faceless Man

2.9
4.8/10 IMDB

A stone-encrusted body is unearthed at Pompeii, and people left alone with it keep dying of crushed skulls...

Starring: Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara, Luis van Rooten, Jan Arvan, Felix Locher, Gar Moore, Bob Bryant, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1958-08-14
14.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

2.8
5.0/10 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
15.

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
16.

Attack of the Puppet People

2.7
5.2/10 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
17.

Frankenstein 1970

2.7
4.9/10 IMDB

The baron's grandson rents the family castle to a TV crew to fund his atomic revival of the family monster.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don Barry, Charlotte Austin, Irwin Berke, Rudolph Anders, John Dennis, Norbert Schiller, Mike Lane ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1958-07-20
18.

The Crawling Eye

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

An American investigator for the U.N., a German scientist and a British reporter join forces to investigate a series of disappearances and mutilation-deaths confined to a Swiss Alp and involving a thick, mobile cloud, a telepathic girl, an animate dead man, and tentacled, cyclopean beings from another planet.

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro, Laurence Payne, Warren Mitchell, Andrew Faulds, Frederick Schiller, Colin Douglas, Derek Sydney, Stuart Saunders ..
Directed by: Quentin Lawrence
Release date: 1958-07-07
19.

Earth vs. the Spider

2.5
4.6/10 IMDB

Teenagers from a small town and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider, living in a cave nearby and getting hungry.

Starring: Ed Kemmer, Eugene Persson, June Kenney, Gene Roth, Sally Fraser, Hal Torey, June Jocelyn, Troy Patterson, Mickey Finn, Howard Wright ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1958-09-01
20.

Queen of Outer Space

2.5
4.6/10 IMDB

A mission to Venus discovers the planet inhabited only by women led by their evil Queen Yllana. Yllana had all the men of Venus killed, now that's she met Earth men, she wants them dead, too.

Starring: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell, Lisa Davis, Paul Birch, Patrick Waltz, Barbara Darrow, Marilyn Buferd, Mary Ford ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1958-09-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Tales of Frankenstein
21.

Tales of Frankenstein

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

In this pilot for a series that was never picked up, Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make it work, perhaps some new parts. Enter a terminally ill sculptor and his assertive wife…

Starring: Anton Diffring, Helen Westcott, Don Megowan, Ludwig Stössel, Richard Bull, Raymond Greenleaf, Peter Brocco, Sydney Mason, David Hoffman ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak
Release date: 1958-01-01
22.

The Strange World of Planet X

2.5
4.8/10 IMDB

Near a small English village, a scientific team is conducting experiments with magnetic fields, the results of which may have military applications but the intensification of which seem to be connected to UFO reports, a series of murders, an enormous insect egg, and a strange visitor with exceptional scientific knowledge. Released in USA as THE COSMIC MONSTER.

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Gaby André, Martin Benson, Alec Mango, Wyndham Goldie, Geoffrey Chater, Hugh Latimer, Patricia Sinclair, Susan Redway, Hilda Fenemore ..
Directed by: Gilbert Gunn
Release date: 1958-03-04
23.

The Brain Eaters

2.4
4.3/10 IMDB

A huge, alien structure resembling an inverted cone, appears in the woods outside a small rural town. Sent from Washington to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, a team of investigators discovers that intelligent parasites from inside the "cone" can attach themselves to humans' nervous systems and control their minds, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to seven people who have thus far been able to avoid possession by these creatures from parts unknown.

Starring: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, Jody Fair, David Hughes, Robert Ball, Greigh Phillips, Leonard Nimoy, Doug Banks ..
Directed by: Bruno VeSota
Release date: 1958-09-01
24.

Space Master X-7

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Rust from Outer Space threatens to destroy the Earth.

Starring: Bill Williams, Lyn Thomas, Robert Ellis, Paul Frees, Rhoda Williams, Joan Barry, Carol Varga, Thomas Browne Henry, Thomas Wilde, Fred Sherman ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1958-06-01
25.

The Hideous Sun Demon

2.3
4.3/10 IMDB

After exposure to radiation, an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.

Starring: Robert Clarke, Patricia Manning, Nan Peterson, Patrick Whyte, Fred La Porta, Peter Similuk, William White, Robert Garry, Donna King, Xandra Conkling ..
Directed by: Tom Boutross, Robert Clarke
Release date: 1958-08-28
26.

War of the Satellites

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

Starring: Dick Miller, Susan Cabot, Richard Devon, Eric Sinclair, Michael Fox, Robert Shayne, Jered Barclay, Beach Dickerson, Jay Sayer, Mitzi McCall ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1958-05-18
27.

Frankenstein's Daughter

2.3
4.2/10 IMDB

Dr. Frankenstein's insane grandson attempts to create horrible monsters in modern day L.A.

Starring: John Ashley, Sandra Knight, Donald Murphy, Sally Todd, Harold Lloyd Jr., Felix Locher, Wolfe Barzell, John Zaremba, Robert Dix, Harry Wilson ..
Directed by: Richard E. Cunha
Release date: 1958-12-15
28.

The Space Children

2.2
4.3/10 IMDB

A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.

Starring: Michel Ray, Adam Williams, Peggy Webber, John Washbrook, Jackie Coogan, Richard Shannon, Raymond Bailey, Sandy Descher, Larry Pennell, Peter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1958-06-01
29.

The Lost Missile

2.1
5.1/10 IMDB

A missile from parts unknown enters an orbit only 5 miles above Earth's surface and, due to friction from its intense speed through our atmosphere, proceeds to incinerate everything in its immediate wake.

Starring: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine, Larry Kerr, Marilee Earle, Lawrence Dobkin, Kitty Kelly, John McNamara, Mike Steele, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1958-12-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : War of the Colossal Beast
30.

War of the Colossal Beast

2.1
3.8/10 IMDB

Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colossal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very angry.

Starring: Duncan 'Dean' Parkin, Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Russ Bender, Rico Alaniz, Charles Stewart, Roberto Hernández, George Becwar, Roy Gordon, John McNamara ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1958-06-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Womaneater
31.

Womaneater

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

Starring: George Coulouris, Vera Day, Peter Wayn, Joyce Gregg, Joy Webster, Marie Devereux, Peter Forbes-Robertson, Jimmy Vaughn, Robert MacKenzie, Norman Claridge ..
Directed by: Charles Saunders
Release date: 1958-04-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Missile to the Moon
32.

Missile to the Moon

2.0
3.9/10 IMDB

Two escaped convicts are found hiding in a rocketship built by a renegade inventor, who forces them to become the crew for a trip to the Moon. Also on board, as inadvertent stowaways, are his assistant and his secretary; and none of them are aware that the inventor is actually a Lunarian explorer sent to Earth by the dying Lunar civilization and the only remaining male member of that civilization.

Starring: Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook, Nina Bara, Gary Clarke, Michael Whalen, Laurie Mitchell, Leslie Parrish, Henry Hunter ..
Directed by: Richard E. Cunha
Release date: 1958-11-15
33.

She Demons

2.0
4.5/10 IMDB

A couple wash up on an uncharted island where Nazi experiments are going on.

Starring: Irish McCalla, Tod Griffin, Victor Sen Yung, Rudolph Anders, Gene Roth, Leni Tana, Charles Opunui, Whitey Hughes, Bill Coontz, Billy Dix ..
Directed by: Richard E. Cunha
Release date: 1958-01-03
34.

Teenage Caveman

2.0
3.5/10 IMDB

Roger Corman's post-holocaust quickie about an adolescent tribesman who dares to explore the feared "forbidden zone."

Starring: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Leslie Bradley, Frank De Kova, Charles P. Thompson, June Jocelyn, Jonathan Haze, Beach Dickerson, Ed Nelson, Robert Shayne ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1958-07-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Escapement
35.

Escapement

1.9
4.6/10 IMDB

An insurance investigator tumbles onto a series of similar deaths, by brain hemorrhage, of patients of a psychiatric clinic in France where therapy involves a device which can implant visual imagery in the minds of patients, ostensibly to help them relax.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing, Carl Jaffe, Kay Callard, Malou Pantera, Carl Duering, Felix Felton, Jacques Cey ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully, David Paltenghi
Release date: 1958-03-04
36.

Satan's Satellites

1.9
4.7/10 IMDB

Feature version of the 1951 American serial film, "Zombies of the Stratosphere".

Starring: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford, Leonard Nimoy, Stanley Waxman, John Crawford, Ray Boyle, Craig Kelly ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1958-01-01
37.

Night of the Blood Beast

1.9
3.4/10 IMDB

An astronaut is killed on re-entry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly-gestating aliens.

Starring: John Baer, Angela Greene, Ed Nelson, Georgianna Carter, Michael Emmet, Tyler McVey, Ross Sturlin ..
Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski
Release date: 1958-08-01
38.

Terror from the Year 5000

1.8
2.9/10 IMDB

Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger?

Starring: Ward Costello, Joyce Holden, Frederic Downs, John Stratton, Salome Jens, Fred Herrick, Beatrice Furdeaux, John Stratton ..
Directed by: Robert J. Gurney Jr.
Release date: 1958-10-30
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
39.

Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman

1.7
3.8/10 IMDB

An American scientist tells two colleagues about the finding of an abominable snowman living in the Japanese alps, where it is worshipped by a remote tribe as a god, and how it was discovered by modern man after it raided a ski-ers' shelter following an avalanche, killing all inside. This is an adaptation of the Japanese film Ju Jin Yuki Otoko with added American-made footage, narration and music track.

Starring: John Carradine, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi, Russell Thorson, Robert Karnes, Morris Ankrum, Sachio Sakai, Nobuo Nakamura, Kokuten K?d? ..
Directed by: Ishir? Honda, Kenneth G. Crane
Release date: 1958-12-01
40.

Ballad of the Ming Tombs Reservior

1.5
5.2/10 IMDB

The film takes place during work on the water reservoir, outside Beijing's Ming Tombs, in 1958 at the beginning of the Great Leap Forward. The film follows how workers and leaders are working together to get it done. The film's final 25 minutes is a future interpretation of how it will look like 20 years after it has been completed with the water reservoir.

Directed by: Jin Shan
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Teenage Monster
41.

Teenage Monster

1.5
3.6/10 IMDB

In a little Western town, a boy is subjected to rays from a meteor. As a result, he grows into a teenaged, hairy, psychopathic killer. His mother hides him in her basement.

Starring: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Gil Perkins, Chuck Courtney, Norman Leavitt, Gabe Mooradian, Stephen Parker, Jim McCullough Sr., Frank Davis ..
Directed by: Jacques R. Marquette
Release date: 1958-01-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : My Milkman, Joe
42.

My Milkman, Joe

1.1
4.7/10 IMDB

Educational short film featuring a milkman and his puppet

Starring: Earl Reum, Phyllis Woodworth, Bob Davidson, John V. Connors ..
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : Missile Monsters
43.

Missile Monsters

1.1
4.3/10 IMDB

A warlord from Mars recruits an Earth industrialist with a Nazi past to manufacture weapons by means of which Mars can take over the Earth. Feature version of the 1951 movie serial "Flying Disc Man from Mars".

Starring: Walter Reed, Gregory Gaye, James Craven, Lois Collier, Sandy Sanders, Harry Lauter, Richard Irving, Michael Carr, Lester Dorr, John DeSimone ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : The Professor
44.

The Professor

0.7
2.6/10 IMDB

A Communist agent planted in America creates werewolves in order to start a panic in the U.S. that will lead to a Communist takeover.

Starring: Irene Barr, John S. Copeland, Doug Hobart, Benny McIntyre ..
Directed by: Tom McCain
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1958 : ??? ???? ?????
45.

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0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

German brain surgeon von Robin Stop will perform the most serious surgery, a replacement of human brain to another human brain, buys from the gang an Egyptian woman and then the first operation in Egypt is to replace her brain with the brain of his wife flirt, we see the wise woman has turned into a playful foreign lady, and see his wife She has turned into an honest lady.

Starring: Ismail Yasseen, Zahret El Ola, Mahmoud el-Meliguy ..
Release date: 1958-01-01

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