Die, Monster, Die! is a 1965 horror film directed by Daniel Haller. It stars Boris Karloff. The film is a very, very loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Colour Out of Space".
Trope, Monster, Trope!:
- Campbell Country: A variation as it's is set in an Arkham that's in England rather than America.
- The Corruption: The meteorite corrupts living beings, as in the novel.
- Fantastic Nature Reserve: Nahum Whitley has a menagerie of monsters that were animals mutated by radiation. As Reinhart puts it "It looks like a zoo in Hell!".
- Giant Food: The greenhouse is full of plants grown huge, including basketball-sized tomatoes.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: As one might expect, Nahum's experiments get a bit out of hand... and his wife is affected, too.
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: A punk band actually named themselves after this movie.
- Haunted House: Witley place, of course. With fog and cursed land. And don't even think to ask to Arkham's people about Witley place. It is so sumptuous that it could almost qualify as a Haunted Castle.
- It's exterior is Oakley Court, which has this role in a few other horror movies.
- It Runs in the Family: Not only Nahum (Susan's father) but even Corbin Witley (Susan's grandfather) went insane.
- Mad Scientist: Here Nahum tries to fit in the trope, willingly experimenting with the unknown radiation from the meteorite, to mutate plant life. There will be some side effects...
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Susan. Beautiful and sweet.
- Magic Meteor: A radioactive meteor mutates animals and plants.
- Market-Based Title: Was called Monster of Terror in Britain.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Nahum's reaction when he sees what happens to his wife, Letitia. At that point he even tries to redeem himself. Being the character played by Boris Karloff, it's easy to guess how this works out.
- Pink Means Feminine: Susan entering the scene: everything she wears is of some degree of pink.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: Nahum Witley was using a radioactive meteor to try and grow bigger vegetables rather than make monsters.
- Town with a Dark Secret: The Witley Place where a scientist is using radiation to create monsters.
- Volcanic Veins: Green glowing veins lace Karloff's hands and face when he's overcome by the meteor's radiation.