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The Alien Factor (1978)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 May 1978 (USA)
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 »

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(as Donald M. Dohler)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ben Zachary
Tom Griffith ...
Richard Dyszel ...
Mayor Wicker
Mary Mertens ...
Edie Martin
Richard Geiwitz ...
Pete
George Stover ...
Steven
Eleanor Herman ...
Mary Jane Carter
Anne Frith ...
Dr. Ruth Sherman
Christopher Gummer ...
Clay
Don Dohler ...
Ernie
Dave Ellis ...
Richie
Dave Geatty ...
Man in Bar
Margie Van Tassell ...
Susan
Tony Malanowski ...
Ed Miller
Debbie Pietron ...
Couple in Woods
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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 feature was the first for Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler. Written by Humberto Amador

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They brought terror from beyond our galaxy!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Alien Factor  »

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Trivia

Don Dohler's first film. See more »

Quotes

Ben Zachary: So when I knelt over the creature, my mind went momentarily blank, and then I was aware of a bright blue light, then thoughts began to enter my mind...
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump Back Crackerjack
Written by Lon Talbot
Performed by Atlantis
© 1976 Mekon Records
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Don Dohler's genius grade-Z sci-fi on DVD

Don Dohler, the unsung hero of home-grown sci-fi, has finally come to DVD. The Alien Factor is a complete cheeseball that has a decent storyline and hypnotic music to enjoy while laughing at impossibly cheap alien costumes. If I were Don, I'd want to sue Steven Spielburg for ripping off his idea of marooned aliens. The whole show is fun, the alien make-up is actually scary. Unlike the following John Waters attained from his home-grown Baltimore movies, Don Dohler's overlooked home-grown Baltimore movies will be considered cult classics someday thanks to these fantastic revival DVDs.


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