Planet of the Vampires is a sci-fi horror film by Mario Bava (most famous for Danger: Diabolik) full of vibrant colors, great costumes, and plenty of creepiness. An earthly crew responds to a distress call on a distant planet only to find a mysterious body-snatching, parasitic race of aliens intent on escaping their own doom. But don’t be fooled—the vampire factor is just symbolic. Even though it takes place in an unnamed future, it all boils down to the persistent fear of conformity as a result of 1960s.
You must become one of us. All you have to do is want it. Just let one of us join you. It will give you this wonderful new complexity. —Sanya