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Without Warning (1980) Poster

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The plot for the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi/action film Predator (1987) also features the same idea of an alien from outer space that hunts humans. The same actor who plays the alien in "Without Warning", Kevin Peter Hall, also plays the Predator.
The picture was made for $150,000, (of which $75,000 went to Jack Palance and Martin Landau as their salaries), and was filmed in three weeks.
The alien head was created by special makeup effects artist Rick Baker. According to producer / writer Daniel Grodnik, "It cost me $19,000 to have Rick Baker - in his kitchen - make that alien head. And that was what was used on all the posters and everything else. So, it was worth it."
The shack with the bodies in it was the sole set built for this movie.
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Larry Storch and Cameron Mitchell both only worked for half a day on this film.
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The extreme close-up shots of the flying creatures digging into various people were filmed by a three person crew in Greydon Clark's garage.
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Final film of Ralph Meeker
The studio company that owned the rights to the movie, Filmway Pictures, later sold it to the now bankrupt Orion Pictures. Long unavailable in America on VHS, Laserdisk, DVD, or Blu-Ray, this film was finally given an official Region 1 release in both the DVD and Blu-ray formats by Shout! Factory in August, 2014.
Film debut of David Caruso.
Greydon Clark doubled both Jack Palance and Martin Landau in long shots in which they either run or walk towards the alien.
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Since this film was shot in December, the water in the lake was freezing cold.
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Tarah Nutter was cast one day before shooting began.
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Tarah Nutter did her own stunt when she falls into the open pit.
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The sequence in the bar was filmed in a single evening.
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Just before it gets blown up, the only sound the alien makes is identical to that of an elephant roar.
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The re-release in Spain was only in Barcelona (Phenomena). The film was only projected 1 day and with 35 mm. copy.
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The fifth and final cinematic collaboration between director Greydon Clark and cinematographer Dean Cundey.
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