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The Alien Factor (1978)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Leifert ...
Ben Zachary
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Sheriff Cinder
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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Alien Factor  »

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Don Dohler's first film. See more »

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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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A quirky little film.
24 June 1999 | by (San Gabriel, California (USA)) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid on the Saturday afternoon "Monster Theater". I've seen it a few more times since then, and I still get a kick out of it.

Basically, an alien ship crashes (of course) on its way to some intergalactic zoo. Three very dangerous aliens escape the wreck and go back to their normal predatory behavior patterns. It's up to the Earthlings to stop them...

This film was pretty creative for its time, and the methods used to "deal" with the aliens showed some logical and innovative thought on the writer's part.

It probably will never be listed in the top ten films of all time, but it's a fun romp when you're in the mood for cheesy movies. Give it a chance.


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