IT! … Reaches through space! … Scoops up men and women! … Gorges on blood!
It! The Terror from Beyond Space is an independently made 1958 American science fiction horror film, produced by Robert Kent, directed by Edward L. Cahn, that stars Marshall Thompson, Shawn Smith (Shirley Patterson), and Kim Spalding. The film was distributed by United Artists as a double feature with Curse of the Faceless Man.
The story involves Earth’s second mission to Mars to discover the fate of the first. They find a sole survivor of that mission and bring him back. The survivor, the expedition’s former commander, claims that his crew were killed by a hostile Martian life form. No one believes him until the creature, now a stowaway, begins hunting the rescue ship’s crew as they return to Earth.