All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero.
The dream pairing of Jack Arnold and Richard Matheson brings unusual poignancy to what could have been standard 50s B movie fodder.
Made three years after Arnold’s other masterpiece, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, this really is a high watermark for mid century sci-fi. Equal parts melodrama, monster movie and metaphysics.
Tough break getting dosed with massive levels of insecticide and radiation in the same month though.