Review Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

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Die, Monster, Die! (British title: Monster of Terror) is a British-American 1965 horror film directed by Daniel Haller. The film is a loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's story The Colour Out of Space.[2] It was shot in February and March 1965 at Shepperton Studios under the working title The House at the End of the World.



Film poster advertising a double billing with Planet of the Vampires

In the USA, American International Pictures released the film on 27 October 1965 as the first feature on a double bill with Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965).[4] In the UK, the film was trade-shown on 4 February 1966 and released on the 20th of that month, supported by Roger Corman's film The Haunted Palace (1963), which is also based on a Lovecraft story.

Critical reaction

In their book Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft, Andrew Migliore and John Strysik call Die, Monster, Die! a "textbook example of the walking-around-endlessly-in-a-big-house school of filmmaking".[6] G. Noel Gross, writing for the DVD review website DVD Talk, writes: "The plodding plot would be more painful if the flick were longer, but the intriguing meld of gothic horror and contemporary sci-fi is hard to pass up".