"The Day Mars Invaded Earth"
"The Day Mars Invaded Earth"

Drive In Classics! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "The Day Mars Invaded Earth," shot in gorgeous black-and-white Cinemascope.

Moody, atmospheric B picture that recalls the Val Lewton formula of getting the most out of limited means. With one location and only six main characters, it manages to wring quite a bit of creepiness out of its familiar martian doppelganger premise.