Invaders from Mars – 4K Restoration

William Cameron Menzies · 1953
78min · DCP
  • Sunday, Oct 1, 2023, 3:45pm
  • Monday, Oct 2, 2023, 9:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7, 2023, 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 8, 2023, 7:00pm


Fearful memories of this timeless 1953 sci-fi bone-chiller still haunt the dreams of fans who have never forgotten the story of a young boy who witnesses an alien invasion. Little David Maclean (Jimmy Hunt) wakes up in his perfect suburban home to find that a flying saucer has landed in his backyard and some mysterious force is turning all the adults in the area—including his parents, played by Leif Erickson and Hillary Brooke—into soulless monsters.

The movie has since become a modern classic and was also one of two early 50s classic alien-invasion science fiction films (the other one being Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still) reflecting Cold War tensions, the Red Scare and paranoid anxiety typical of many films in the 50s.

Part of our annual horror series All Monsters Attack!

“William Cameron Menzies’ direction and images make Invaders the most expressive nightmare film in the science fiction genre. The topography of its dreamscape is as vivid as the art film dreams of Fellini and Bergman.” Glenn Erickson, DVD Savant

“This stunning 4K restoration will make even those who’ve seen the film umpteen times feel like they’re seeing it for the very first time but through magical new eyes.” Robert Skotak, multiple Visual Effects Academy Award-winner (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day).