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Release Date:
11 April 1980 (Italy) See more »
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...ora può colpire anche te
Plot:
Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The dangers of brining a rock with you while you go spelunking graphically portrayed!!! See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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: Italian version)
Luigi Diberti ... Roy (voice: Italian version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincenzo Falanga ... (uncredited)
Donald Hodson ... Mr. Raymond (uncredited)
Ciro Ippolito ... TV Studio Director (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Mr. Raymond (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ciro Ippolito  (as Sam Cromwell)
Biagio Proietti (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ciro Ippolito  (as Sam Cromwell)

Produced by
Ciro Ippolito .... executive producer
Ciro Ippolito .... producer (as Sam Cromwell)
Angiolo Stella .... producer
 
Original Music by
Guido De Angelis  (as Oliver Onions)
Maurizio De Angelis  (as Oliver Onions)
 
Cinematography by
Silvio Fraschetti 
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Broglio 
 
Production Design by
Angelo Mattei 
Mario Molli 
 
Costume Design by
Valeria Valenza 
 
Makeup Department
Lamberto Marini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nino Milano .... production manager
Aldo Nibbi .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Massimiliano Cerchi .... assistant production designer (as Alvaro Passeri)
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Donald Patterly .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oddone Bernardini .... camera operator
Roberto Calabró .... still photographer: action stills
Federico Del Zoppo .... camera operator
Roberto Marsigli .... assistant camera (as Roberto Marsili)
Ugo Menegatti .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maura Zuccherofino .... seamstress (as Maria Zuccherofino)
 
Editorial Department
Angela Rosa Taccari .... first assistant editor
Ernesto Triunveri .... second assistant editor
 
Other crew
Rosaria Cilento .... continuity
Edilio Kim .... unit publicist (as Kim Gatti)
Federica Lampronti .... production secretary
Simone Pinto .... consultant: speleology
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Alien 2 sulla Terra" - Italy (original title)
"Strangers" - USA
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Runtime:
92 min | UK:82 min (VHS)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Crew or equipment visible: When the speleologists are walking about in the cave, a camera behind them is clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Thelma:It seemed like a mineral! Then it suddenly came alive! Poor Jill!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Enemy from Space (1957)See more »

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The dangers of brining a rock with you while you go spelunking graphically portrayed!!!, 2 April 2011
Author: Aaron1375

I have been trying to see this film for years as I love to watch old obscure horror films. They do not have to be good or considered classic for me to hunt them down, I just enjoy watching them whether they be good, bad or ugly. Upon finally seeing this one, I have to say it has some things going for it, but overall it is a bit slow and underdone. The film at the beginning talks about this space pod returning to earth, we have an interview with the star female of the piece where we learn she is apparently psychic. She then heads to the ocean where she meets this guy who I have no clue who he is or what his purpose other than to introduce us to the fact that our heroine suffers from fears of monsters. We are soon treated to a scene with a mother and small girl that ends very nicely in one of the few good scenes of the movie. She then goes to the bowling alley to meet up with her fellow spelunkers and they proceed to have a long drawn out drive. They end up at a little place where outside one of the group finds a beautiful rock he just has to pick up. They finally make it to the cave where we get the privilege of seeing every member of the group repel down a line in the dark with their headlamp shining. They then pitch tents in the cave, which silly me, I figure all one really needs in a cave is a sleeping bag. Finally, after more cavorting in the cave the alien attacks and general mayhem ensues. Well not really, we are treated to every second of a rescue then a slow moving camera going across a body of a female and then some more cool stuff happens followed by another long stretch of nothing. You can see the problem, I am afraid the makers of this film were so enthralled with the cave that they forgot multiple times that they were supposed to be making an alien horror movie. There is some potential in this one, as there is a great kill involving a guy losing his head, also a nice attack on a couple as the cave seems to be alive. All the on screen kills are pretty good, just to much padding. The finale is particularly weak as we do not get to see any more cool deaths only a woman running from a point of view monster that at one point looked as if the monster was running from her. The makers of this film really did not seem to have a vision on what they wanted their monster to look like. Suffice to say at its best it looked like snakes, at worst hosepipe. More cool deaths, a faster moving story would have helped here immensely as would have a more climatic ending. Seriously, they showed nothing at the end to make the end cool. So just a bit of a bore for the most part with some very nice death scenes scattered here and there and a very nice topless shot of the lead girl. And you find out the best way out of a cave too, it is apparently to run fast, then in slow motion all at the same time to the point the fast you far surpasses the slow motion you.

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