Classic Horror/Sci-Fi News Reporter Clip of Doom

While in pursuit of information related to my long-term burning question of an old sci-fi movie involving ants or termites

Looking for a late 1950s to early 1960s movie or TV show with some similarities to "The Zanti Misfits"

I located a video that, to date, most closely approximates the scenes I can recall from the movie in question. Here is that video:

In the first seven seconds of the video parody linked directly above is a classic monster/horror/sci-fi movie interlude likely taken directly from an actual classic sci-fi monster movie. The brief segment features a stereotypical news broadcaster reading his emergency news bulletin of doom and gloom to the TV viewing audience.

Having viewed this numerous times now, I wonder what movie that clip was taken from.

  • 1
    To be clear, the video "Mad Ants Trailer" is a parody containing a mix of vintage video and still images with recent video and animations. The first seven seconds of the piece contains the original film clip from an unknown movie, the title of which is the movie Im seeking.
    – hrh
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 4:45

1 Answer 1


This is Teenagers from Outer Space (1959):

Go to about 1:07:00 in the video.

  • that's it. you got it
    – hrh
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 17:42
  • I'm curious. Did you know that one already or did you like, go hunting for "giant monsters movies" from the 50s? (Nice find, anyway!)
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 19:35
  • @Jenayah no I actually just searched for a snippet of what the guy said in the video and it gave me a subtitle site. It took me much longer to put the rest of the answer together.
    – Laurel
    Commented Jul 12, 2019 at 0:45
  • Oh, nice. Went the same way at first but apparently I didn't isolate the right set of quote then :)
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jul 12, 2019 at 5:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.