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The Alien Dead (1980)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 June 1980 (USA)
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A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Kowalski
Ray Roberts ...
Tom Corman (as Raymond Roberts)
Linda Lewis ...
George Kelsey ...
Emmet Michaels
Mike Bonavia ...
Miller Haze
Dennis Underwood ...
Deputy Campbell
John Leirier ...
Paisley
Rich Vogan ...
Krelboin
Martin Nicholas ...
Doc Ellerbe (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
Norman Riggins ...
Mr. Griffith
Nancy Kranz ...
Mrs. Griffith (as Nancy Karnz)
Ellena Contello ...
Mae Hawkins (as Ellena Contella)
Shelley Youngren ...
Angry Wife
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Pool Player
Chuck Sumner ...
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A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. Once they run out of alligators, they start going for the citizens. A local scientist tries to figure out what's happening to people once they start disappearing. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Bodies Are Dead: The Remains Live On... See more »

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1 June 1980 (USA)  »

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It Fell from the Sky  »

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$12,000 (estimated)
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Towards the end of the film a woman gets attacked after running away from hers and her boyfriend's broken down car. You see a zombie eating what is supposed to be her severed right hand but in one of the following shots you can see her right hand still attached to the body See more »

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Hilariously bad and cheap zombie flick.
21 July 2007 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The premise of "Alien Dead" is that a space-born disease infected a bunch of bayou rednecks and after they finished up all the alligators they start eating the locals.Fred Olen Ray's "Alien Dead" is so bad that it quickly becomes hilarious.The acting is utterly terrible,only veteran actor Buster Crabbe can act.The makeup consists of Halloween masks for the male zombies and the women are mostly leggy hot blonds with white and black face paint.There is also a decent amount of gore including some cannibalistic feasts.I have seen plenty of awful zombie flicks including "The Chilling","Zombie Lake" or "Zombie Brigade" and I must say that "Alien Dead" is at least watchable,if you are in the right mood.That's why I give it 5 out of 10.


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