Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
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A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget ... See full summary »
A team of astronauts is sent to the moon to rescue an alien who is seeking help to save her dying race. They are attacked by a force of bandit robots and discover that enemy spies are out to kill the alien.
In this sci-fi film a loony farmer finds a prehistoric monster hiding in a cavern on his land. To feed his newest critter, the farmer kidnaps three people. The three desperately try to escape and finally, one of them succeeds.
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A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community. Written by
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Re-released in Great Britain under the title of "E.T.N.: The Extraterrestrial Nasty" during the Video Nasty era. The VHS cover itself was actually a doctored E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) poster made to look like a gory rip-off. See more »
During the climax, the day-for-night footage is tinted very unevenly, making the sequence appear to change from day to night and back again between shots. This is most noticeable when the men with rifles are shown; they appear to be waiting in broad daylight, although the scene takes place after midnight. See more »
But... but seriously, have you... have you ever thought about... oh, sometimes when I'm alone I think about things that we don't know about... about the sky and the earth and the air and the wind... or even this leaf.
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Something in the forest is killing and mutilating the denizens of a rural Texas community. Could it have something to do with the nearby crash of a recently launched rocket? Probably. Sheriff John Agar leads an investigation as the obligatory group of wild local teens get their kicks in the danger zone.
To be honest, NIGHT FRIGHT is technically no worse than many contemporaneous regional indie horrors, and might even have some minuscule advantages over a few. The worst thing about this film is that it just isn't very interesting, and when the wheels are finally greased for some good cheap thrills, the delivery is too little too late.
Yep, NIGHT FRIGHT is a snore. However, the clothes, hair, and interior furnishings are hilariously dated, so if you have an aesthetic taste for kitsch Americana, you'll at least find this film a wealth of amusing 60s retrocities. Annabelle Weenick is credited as script supervisor...presumably, this is the same Annabelle Weenick who appeared in most of S.F. Brownrigg's films and scads of other regional cheapies.
3.5/10. Not recommended.
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