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Alien 2: On Earth (1980)

Alien 2 sulla Terra (original title)
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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Belinda Mayne ...
Thelma Joyce
Mark Bodin ...
Roy (as Marc Bodin)
Roberto Barrese ...
Speleologist
Benedetta Fantoli ...
Maureen (as Benny Aldrich)
Michele Soavi ...
Burt (as Michael Shaw)
Judy Perrin ...
Jill
Danilo Micheli ...
Bill (as Don Parkinson)
Claudio Falanga
Fabrizia Castagnoli ...
Thelma Joyce (voice)
Luigi Diberti ...
Roy (voice)
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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into people's bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap... Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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11 April 1980 (Italy)  »

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ITL 400,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

20th Century Fox wanted to sue Ciro Ippolito $10,000,000 for using Alien (1979) in the title. However, a British lawsuit pointed out that there was a novel from the 1930s called Alien, so Ippolito won the case. See more »

Goofs

When the person's head falls off, blood completely covers their face. When the head is shown on the ground, a patch of the head isn't covered with blood. See more »

Quotes

Thelma: It seemed like a mineral! Then it suddenly came alive! Poor Jill!
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[before end credits] ...You may be next! See more »

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References Enemy from Space (1957) See more »

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A Slower Pace, But I Actually Liked It
22 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into people's bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave.

For fans of Italian horror cinema, the most notable name attached to this movie is probably Michele Soavi, who plays Burt. Soavi has acted many times, but really came into his own as a director of such films as "Stagefright" and "Cemetery Man". This was one of his earlier film projects, before he became a protégé of Dario Argento.

The effects in the film are fairly simple but effective, and I really liked the music. If I had to make a complaint, it would be that the pace was a bit too slow at times. That, and it seems the person who wrote the script did not try very hard to connect the astronauts, caves and the psychic aspects.


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