Night of the Big Heat


UK, 1967, color, 35mm, 94′
by Terence Fisher
Script Ronald Liles, John Lymington (novel “Night of the Big Heat”) – Cinematography Reginald H. Wyer (as Reg Wyer) – Editing Rod Nelson-Keys (as Rod Keys) – Music Malcolm Lockyer – Cast Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing – Production Planet Film Productions

An unprecedented heatwave hits a Scottish island, provoking a series of fires and disasters. The phemenon was caused by an alien race for which such heat is necessary to survive. The military and scientists find no solution, but when the men are about to give up, nature intervenes to help them with a storm from the heavens: torrential rain that the same aliens involuntarily caused by overheating Earth’s atmosphere.