Terror in the Midnight Sun - 1958 - Remastered Edition

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Released 2007

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Director:
Virgil Vogel
Released:
2007
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From the Actor This widely acclaimed thriller was Sweden's first foray into science fiction 'creature features'. Director Virgil Vogel, who later directed the popular The Streets of San Francisco and Centennial as well as the blockbuster TV serials Walker, Texas Ranger and Knight Rider has extended his talents to the limit in this classic feature film. It is notable that the theme of alien invasion fresh territory when this Terror in the Midnight Sun was made. The story and screenplay by Arthur C. Pierce is snappy and does not waste time or footage. THE PLOT: An unidentified flying object, at first thought to be a meteor, lands in the mountains of North Sweden's Lapland sector. From the start, the circumstances are thought to be highly unusual and expert Dr. Vance Wilson (Robert Burton) is summoned to Stockholm to investigate. Assigned to assist him in unraveling the mystery is geologist and handsome heartbreaker Eric Engstroem (Stan Gester) . What started off as a routine investigation takes a sinister turn when multitudes of mountain animals are found indiscriminately butchered. Diane Wilson (Barbara Wilson) Dr. Wilson's precocious niece, makes herself part of the expedition and soon has Eric starting an investigation of a different sort. This leads to an interesting romantic tangent that displays both Sweden's breathtaking topography and the lovers' skiing skills to complete advantage. When the mysterious object is finally revealed as an alien spacecraft, a gargantuan mon...moreless

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Drama, Science Fiction

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Futuristic