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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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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92 min | UK:82 min (VHS)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono | 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)
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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 »
Revealing mistakes: When one of the characters have their eye bitten out, the rocks around her are clearly shaking.See more »
Thelma:But Roy, the ocean's three miles away from here!See more »
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Going deeper underground..., 24 November 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

This massively incoherent, dumb, cheesy and amateurish Italian early-eighties "movie-thing" rewards itself with the title "Alien 2" but there's very little, even no relation with Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi masterpiece that single-handedly altered the status of the genre. This is written and directed by Ciro Ippolito. Who, you say? That's right, even in the gigantic world of Italian rip-off cinema he's an absolute nobody, and then still "Alien 2" appears to be his best work. Poor guy… Anyway, this definitely isn't the most blatant& shameless Alien imitation we've ever seen, as Ippolito actually just stole the claustrophobic setting aspect as well as the idea that the extraterrestrial perpetrator initially requires a host-body to grow in size and appetite. The story opens with reports from a spacecraft having encountered severe 'problems' on their way back to earth. Next thing we know the ship crash-landed in the sea and the nearby area lies strew with intergalactic blue stones. Meanwhile, an 8-headed group of young amateur-speleologists descends a cave with one of them blue stones in their backpacks. Naturally, it isn't just a stone but an alien's egg, and when the critter emerges from it, it goes straight for attacking the face. Oh, and did I mention there's a cautious attempt to a sub plot about one of the lead girls being telepathically gifted and trying to communicate with the alien? Okay, the cave-setting admittedly was a nifty idea and it's much more original than other Alien wannabes like, say, "Inseminoid" and "Forbidden World". But the script is so damn stupid and the first 40-45 minutes are dreadfully boring. The gore is good and rather repulsive to behold, but there nearly isn't enough of it! The schlock-highlights include someone's head slowly getting separated from the rest of his body and, a couple of minutes later, another guy's head gets blown to pieces. That's pretty much it, apart from a few cheesy images of human faces reduced to messy bits of pulp. The ending is fairly atmospheric and tense, even though it doesn't make the slightest bit of sense like so many other parts of the film. Don't expect to receive any explications, neither, because you just get cool-sounding warnings at the end, like "You May Be Next!". Next for what? To have my face chewed off by a blue stone? The Angelis Brothers' music is surprisingly good & catchy, albeit quite overused, and there's a nice bit of totally gratuitous nudity as well. "Alien 2" is a truly bad film, but there still are far worse ways to kill 80 minutes of your precious time.

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