I've wondered what film this was, which I saw as a kid. Plot included astronauts landing on a rocky planet, and if you stepped into the sunlight, you would fry. Rocks would come alive to attack them.

  • NOT this movie, the one he remembers had live actors and was in black and white. I remember the movie but I thought it was an "Outer limits" show. Could never find it though
    – user15745
    Jul 6, 2013 at 4:53
  • probable duplicate of scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/96780/… (which is newer but has an accepted answer)
    – Otis
    Oct 21, 2015 at 5:28

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The name of this movie is Missile to the Moon (1958). Rock monsters, a giant spider monster and beautiful girls in an air filled cave, lots of heat from the sun, great big diamonds and a alien, from the moon, who came to earth, but does not make it back to the moon.

This is the movie you are looking for (saw it as a child in a movie theater). Look for it on Amazon and other websites. A great little "gem" of a movie.

Hope this answers your questions.

Good Luck!!!

PS: I have a copy of this movie


Could it be "The Thunderbirds Are Go"?


A feature movie based on the "Thunderbirds" by Sylvia and Gerry Anderson.

The main characters were actually marionettes. After the landing craft arrives on mars, close investigation reveals the snake-like "rocks" are alive.

  • Not the thunderbirds! I remember this movie....you had to stay in the shade or the sun would burn you up, but in the shade, these rock monsters would get you. I also remember a giant spider in a cave too
    – user16595
    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:07

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