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The Intruder Within (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  20 February 1981 (USA)
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Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature. Chad Everett and Jennifer Warren risk their lives to stop it.

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Personnel on an oil rig near Antarctica discover a bizarre fossil that exerts a mesmeric influence over some of them and gradually regenerates into the horrible embodiment of an evil that has lain dormant since the beginning of time. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Terror and death strike as monster preys upon trapped victims! See more »

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20 February 1981 (USA)  »

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The design for the creature is sometimes mis-attributed to H.R. Giger; in fact, Giger had no involvement in its creation. See more »

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The film takes place near Antarctica, away from cities and even civilization. However, in several scenes there can be seen lights and cars in the background as if it were near a city. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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First of the "Alien" rip-offs.
12 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The crew at an oil rig working at a secret location near Antarctica find a number of strange round objects from the water. It is later revealed that the objects are eggs belonging to an unknown humanoid species thousands of years old. The eggs hatch, resulting in the creature attacking the crew.

This is the first film to imitate, if not rip-off, Alien. While it won't win any awards for special effects, although the creature looks impressive, or for performances, the film is quite well made. The script is top-notch, paying attention to life onward an oil rig & the acting is very good. But the film is disappointing, never thrilling the audience like it ought to. In the end, the film is mediocre.


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