The Earth Dies Screaming 1964

A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer robots.

The Director: Terence Fisher
The Writers: Harry Spalding
Music by: Elisabeth Lutyens
Certificate : A

Film Trivia

The village featured is Shere in Surrey. It has hardly changed at all, including the square near the pub and the shop where he acquires the radio.
Willard Parker (Jeff Nolan) and Virginia Field (Peggy Hatton) were married in real life from 1951 until her death in 1992.
There is no speech until just over eight minutes into the film.
Screenwriter Harry Spalding once said that someone said the title "as a joke" and "somehow it kind of stuck" and he always hated the title.
It was one of several 1960s British horror films to be scored by the avant-garde Elisabeth Lutyens, whose father, Edwin Lutyens, designed Manor House Lodge in Shere, a small property which features prominently at several points in the film.
The Earth Dies Screaming was used in 1983 as the inspiration (and title) for an obscure Atari 2600 video game. The game is set in space, and involves shooting down satellites and fighter ships.
The British band UB40 used The Earth Dies Screaming as the title for a 1980 single release (catalogue: Graduate GRAD 10), which spent 12 weeks in the UK chart, peaking at number 10.
The film was released on Region 1 DVD on September 11th 2007, and on Region 2 DVD on August 29th 2011.