It Conquered the World

Paul Blaisdell was responsible for some very striking monster suits in a series of low budget monster movies in the fifties and sixties. Most of the suits are pretty goofy looking but that’s part of their charm. Blaisdell went that extra mile to create creatures that were unforgettable.

“Beulah”, the Venusian from It Conquered the World is a prime example of Blaisdell’s goofy imagination.

This drawing is one in my ongoing series of re-interpreting old b-movie monsters, combining what (little) I know of science and biology with the basic designs of the originals to make something new. With this one I went with the idea that Beulah was some sort of crustacean (those claws are suggestive of that) and this is the result.