Homages and other nostalgia driven films can be great, but in most cases they need to be fun most of all. They need to hearken back to a simpler time. And if your film is called Zombies From Outer Space, the audience is going to have certain expectations. You don't have to be perfect, but you do have to at least attempt to meet those expectations. This film didn't.
Zombies From Outer Space is a German production, set in rural Germany in 1947. There's a large American military base in the area, and most of the soldiers have a crush on Maria (Judith Gorgass), who makes her rounds in the community selling produce from her family's farm. Her life gets a little crazy when she finds a dead girl on one of her rounds. More girls start turning up dead. And then they find what appears to be an alien body, which might be related to the crop circles appearing in fields around the area.
Soon enough, aliens are stalking and murdering women in the area, sending the community into an uproar. Young scientist Robert (Florian Kiml) believes that the aliens are killing the women for their breast milk (no, really), and he and American airman Captain John Welles (Siegfried Foster) team up to fight the alien menace.
This description may have made Zombies From Outer Space sound exciting and interesting. Don't be fooled. It's not. The pacing is slow and dreary. The characters are dull and unsympathetic. The plot meanders and is confusing. And there are no zombies, let alone alien zombies. The German actors playing Americans aren't convincing, whether speaking in German or English. The acting is stilted. The image is blurry at the edges and pale. I sort of get what they were trying to do, pay homage to the great alien invasion movies of the fifties, but they mostly failed. Skip it.