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Director:
Writer:
Don Dohler (written by)
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Tagline:
They brought terror from beyond our galaxy!
Plot:
A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(5 articles)
User Reviews:
One of the best Z films I've ever seen. See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Don Leifert ... Ben Zachary
Tom Griffith ... Sheriff Cinder
Richard Dyszel ... Mayor Wicker
Mary Mertens ... Edie Martin
Richard Geiwitz ... Pete
George Stover ... Steven Price
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
William Cosentino ... Couple in Woods (as Bill Cosentino)
Rick Cosentino ... Biker
Greg Dohler ... Child #1
Kim Dohler ... Child #2
Joey Merenda ... Child #3
Ann Hanks ... Barmaid
Lon Talbot ... Member of Atlantis
Glenn Ruby ... Member of Atlantis
Jack Campbell ... Member of Atlantis
Daniel White ... Vance (as Dan White)
Britt McDonough ... Ted
William L. Brown ... Drunk
Cathy Oldaker ... Girl in Bar
Donna Foster ... Girl in Bar
Toni Watcheski ... Couple in Bar
Ed Watcheski ... Couple in Bar
Johnny Walker ... Rex
Larry Schlechter ... Inferbyce (Insect)
John Cosentino ... Zagatile (Tall Creature)

Directed by
Don Dohler  (as Donald M. Dohler)
 
Writing credits
Don Dohler (written by) (as Donald M. Dohler)

Produced by
Don Dohler .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Kenneth Walker 
 
Cinematography by
Britt McDonough 
 
Film Editing by
Don Dohler 
Dave Ellis 
 
Makeup Department
John Cosentino .... makeup artist
Britt McDonough .... makeup artist
Larry Schlechter .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Malanowski .... assistant director (as Anthony Malanowski)
 
Art Department
Ernest D. Farino .... title sequence created by
Tim Hammell .... title logo designer
Tim Hammell .... trademark design
 
Sound Department
Dave Ellis .... sound mixer
Dave Ellis .... sound recordist
Kenneth Walker .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Bill Cosentino .... special effects assistant
John Cosentino .... 'Zagatile' (tall creature designed by)
John Cosentino .... special effects
Ernest D. Farino .... 'Leemoid' animated by (as Ernie Farino)
Ernest D. Farino .... 'Leemoid' designed by (as Ernie Farino)
Britt McDonough .... special effects
Ted Rae .... special effects assistant (as Ted Richard Rae)
Larry Schlechter .... 'Inferbyce' (incect designed by)
Larry Schlechter .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ernest D. Farino .... additional photographic effects
 
Other crew
John Dods .... production assistant
Dave Geatty .... technical advisor
Christopher Gummer .... production assistant (as Chris Gummer)
Ed Litzinger .... production assistant
Daniel White .... production assistant (as Dan White)
 
Thanks
John Ashton .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Tom Brenner .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Mrs. Celozzi .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mrs. Ronald Celozzi)
Ronald Celozzi .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mr. Ronald Celozzi)
Pam Dohler .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Pamela Dohler)
Pete Garey .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Frank Gummer .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mr. Frank Gummer)
Mrs. Gummer .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mrs. Frank Gummer)
Donald G. Jackson .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Lee Jamilik .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Mary Ann Merenda .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Joseph Mistretta .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Joseph Mistretta)
Mrs. Mistretta .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mrs. Joseph Mistretta)
Robert Ondira .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Tom Phaneuf .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Mrs. Smith .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mrs. Wilson Smith)
Wilson Smith .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture (as Mr. Wilson Smith)
Evelyn B. Wagner .... grateful acknowlegment: to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production Companies
  • Cinemagic (as A Cinemagic Visual Effects Production)
DistributorsOther Companies
  • All Media Productions  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as All Media Productions, Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Anir Lounge, The  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as The Anir Lounge, Kingsville, Maryland)
  • Baltimore County Office of Central Services  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture:
  • Baltimore County Police Department, The  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture:
  • Century Studios  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as Century Studios, Inc., Dallas, Texas)
  • City of Baltimore Police Department  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as The Baltimore City Police Department)
  • E.U.E. Opticals  process photography (as EUE Opticals)
  • Federal Signal  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as Federal Signal Corporation, Columbia, Maryland)
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture:
  • KLM Associates  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as KLM Associates, Inc., Potomac, Maryland)
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture:
  • Quality Film Labs  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as Quality Film Labs, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland)
  • WDCA-TV 20  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as WDCA-TV 20, Washington, D.C.)
  • WFBR Mad Radio 13  we are grateful to the following companies and individuals for their assistance and cooperation in the making of this motion picture: (as WFBR Mad Radio 13, Baltimore, Maryland)

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Runtime:
80 min
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Certification:
Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Norway:15 (video premiere) | USA:Approved (certificate #24922)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Don Dohler's first film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Blood, Boobs & Beast (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Maybe SomedaySee more »

FAQ

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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Z films I've ever seen., 18 February 2001
Author: Tom Griffith (forum@nettally.com) from Tallahassee, Florida

I know this movie well since I am Sheriff Cinder. Some of the negative comments I've seen used to really get to me. But that was when I was a lot closer to the project. After all, that was almost 25 years ago. I find them quite accurate and funny now. It is a fun film to watch with a bunch of friends (if you're into this genre). Believe it or not, I can't get my hands on any good copy of this movie. By the way, I just ran across some of the original paste-up boards, for Cinemagic Magazine, that Don Dohler (director) and I use to publish before and during the time we made The Alien Factor. What a kick it was to look over that stuff. If you haven't seen this film, get your hands on it and let IMDb know what you think!

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