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Laserblast (1978)

PG  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
Tony Craig
Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
Colonel Farley
Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)


Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <>

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Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power See more »


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Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra  »

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In the 1980s a sequel to this film, tentatively titled "Laserblast 2" was announced by Charles Band Productions. Through the years, the film was variously described as in development and/or partially or fully completed. In the early nineties, an ad appeared in Variety magazine offering full sale of the rights to the film, but it is unclear if they were purchased. The film, if indeed completed, has never been seen. See more »


When Billy first visits Kathy's house, he puts on his shirt just after he gets out of his van. In the next shot, as he gets to the front yard, he is carrying his shirt, which he puts on as he enters the yard. See more »

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"Cragar" is misspelled as "Crager" in the appreciation section. See more »


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So bad, it's good
2 June 2003 | by (NY Metro) – See all my reviews

Camp: the absurdly ludicrous, the ludicrously absurd. This movie wasn't meant to be taken seriously. It did have some bizarre creatures & stop-motion animation. Worth checking out for that alone. It's a curiosity of the late 70's post-Star Wars craze. It's dated look adds to its appeal. and it's on widescreen DVD!

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