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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Edgar G. Ulmer's 'The Man from Planet X,' One of the First Alien Invasion Movies

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood October 7, 2013 at 11:49AM

Keep Watching the Skies! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "The Man from Planet X." Austrian shoestring auteur Edgar G. Ulmer hits it out of the park with one of the first-out-the-gate alien invasion movies, which scared a lot of early ’50s tykes when it was sold to television soon afterward.
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"The Man from Planet X"
"The Man from Planet X"

Keep Watching the Skies! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "The Man from Planet X." Austrian shoestring auteur Edgar G. Ulmer hits it out of the park with one of the first-out-the-gate alien invasion movies, which scared a lot of early ’50s tykes when it was sold to television soon afterward.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.