A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Savage ...
Shannon O'Neil ...
William Thourlby ...
John Caresio ...
Brendon Boone ...
Barney the Deputy (as Norman Boone)
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Sheriff
Jack King ...
Pierre Kopp ...
Bobby
Ken Savage
Mark Field
Les La Marr
Mary Price
Louise Lawson ...
Blonde in Gold Pants
Myra Lee
Buddy Mize ...
Guitar Player
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A creature that looks like a cross between a Chinese dragon puppet and the Pope sucks up people into its maw. A sheriff, his wife, and a "handsome" scientist battle it to the end, with a sub plot about the evils of bachelorhood. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Filmed at the Spahn Ranch infamous Manson gang residence. See more »

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The opening footage of the alien spaceship in no way matches the on-screen prop used when the police investigate the landing site. See more »

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Narrator: He slowly asked Bradford what was in store for humanity. Bradford was pessimistic, but implied that maybe all was not lost. After all, he told him, the vastness of the universe was incredible. If these monsters had come from its outer limits, their home might even no longer exist. Or if they do come again, perhaps Man will have advanced enough to cope with them, and those that made them. Only God knows for sure, were Bradford's last words to anyone on this Earth.
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So bad, its good.
7 July 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I agree with another viewer, this is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I must admit I have only seen it once and was with a group of people in a party atmosphere, but we all laughed til it hurt. I would like to know where I can get a copy of this classic.


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