A cheap British excursion into the realm of science fiction which provides a good deal of suspense as well as downright horror.
Forrest Tucker stars as American scientist Gil Graham who – along with Dr Laird (Alec Mango) – is using large amounts of power to experiment on magnetic fields which accidentally opens up a hole in the ionosphere, leading to blasts of cosmic radiation and, eventually, a plague of outsized locusts, beetles, centipedes and spiders.
Martin Benson – one of television’s ‘professional villains’ – provides the film’s biggest surprise.
The film was initially unsuccessful at the box office but became something of a cult favourite due to later television syndication.
Released in some markets as The Cosmic Monster and Cosmic Monsters.