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The Alpha Incident (1978)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 24 May 1978 (USA)
A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

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A microorganism from Mars, brought to Earth by a space probe, terrorizes passengers in a railroad office.

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It was a gift from the red planet ... Uncle Sam had the ultimate solution ... See more »

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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The Gift
Lyrics by Dale Kuippers (as Dale Kuipers), Bill Rebane
Music by Tom Barnet
Sung by Deanna Wynand and Don Lasee and The Ramblin Fever Band
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It was really really unexpectedly good!
18 October 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

You have to rate movies based on their genre and/or budget. As such, this one is close to perfect. It felt like a (very low budget) combination between the original The Andromeda Strain and the original Night of the Living Dead. It is not with monsters, though. You will see what I mean when you watch the film.

The actors are 10 in all, and they act like normal people. None of them are known, but they are really decent. The story itself is interesting and the dialogue good enough. It actually feels like it's real, which was the point of the movie all along.

Therefore I highly recommend watching this, but keep in mind that it is a low budget film that has its strengths in plot and human reactions, not in outlandish ideas and special effects.


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