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Release Date:
7 May 1982 (USA) See more »
A Science Fiction Horror Adventure That'll Blow You Away! See more »
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten lose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awsomely bad movie made to capitalize on the success of the film "Alien". See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jesse Vint ... Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ... Tracy Baxter

June Chadwick ... Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris ... Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver ... Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)

Scott Paulin ... Earl Richards

Michael Bowen ... Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera ... SAM-104
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Warren ... Mutant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Allan Holzman 
Writing credits
Tim Curnen (screenplay)

Jim Wynorski (story) and
R.J. Robertson (story)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Mary Ann Fisher .... co-producer
Original Music by
Susan Justin 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Allan Holzman 
Martin Nicholson 
Casting by
Jackie McNamara 
Production Design by
Christopher Horner 
Art Direction by
Joseph T. Garrity  (as Joe Garrity)
Wayne Springfield 
Set Decoration by
Chuck Seaton 
Makeup Department
John Carl Buechler .... special makeup effects (as J.C. Buechler)
Sue Dolph .... makeup artist
Susan Moray .... hair stylist
Steve Neill .... prosthetic fabricator
Don Olivera .... special makeup effects
Jim Shaw .... prosthetic designer
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Clark Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Aaron Lipstadt .... production manager
Charles Skouras III .... assistant production manager
William T. Conway .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Allan .... first assistant director
Aaron Lipstadt .... second unit director
Victoria Plummer .... second assistant director (as Vicki Plummer)
Art Department
Whitney Scott Bain .... carpenter
Julie Kaye Fanton .... props (as Julie Towery)
Jim Haddon .... special props and graphics
Donna Marburger .... special props and graphics
James Reigle .... set construction supervisor (as Jim Reigle)
Ron Siegle .... special props and graphics
Mark Pritchard .... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark A. Shelton .... art department electrician (uncredited)
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... sound editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Branda S. Miller .... sound editor (as Branda Miller)
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Karen G. Wilson .... supervising sound editor (as Karen Wilson)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... pyrotechnics
Michael F. Hoover .... special mechanics
Michael Lavalley .... special mechanics (as Mike La Valley)
Rick Lazzarini .... special mechanics
Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell .... camera operator: special visual effects
Tom Campbell .... supervisor: special visual effects
Brian Chin .... storyboard artist: special visual effects
William T. Conway .... supervisor: special visual effects (as Bill Conway)
Deborah Gaydos .... effects animation designer
Julia Gibson .... effects animation camera
Matthew McAllister .... special lighting effects
January Nordman .... assistant animator (as January R. Nordman)
Kyle Perkins .... model builder
Tony Randel .... optical effects consultant (as Anthony Randel)
Jay Roth .... model builder
Brent Scrivener .... model shop supervisor (as Brent Scrivner)
Hank Simon .... optical camera
Dennis Skotak .... director of photography: special visual effects
Robert Skotak .... production designer: special visual effects
Joseph Yanuzzi .... effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
James L. Carter .... director of photography: second unit (as James Carter)
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer
Greg Gardiner .... best boy
James J. Gilson .... gaffer (as Jim Gilson)
Jim Grce .... electrician
Scott Guthrie .... electrician
Martin J. Layton .... assistant camera (as Marty Layton)
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip
David W. Nims .... grip (as Dave Nims)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... wardrobe supervisor
Mary Jane McCarty .... costume designer: women's jumpsuits (as Janice McCarthy)
Editorial Department
James Matheny .... associate editor (as Jim Matheny)
Marilyn McCoppen .... assistant editor
Martin Nicholson .... associate editor (as Marty Nicholson)
Mark Pritchard .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Craig Huxley .... electronic music realization (as Craig Huntley)
Other crew
Rupert Harvey .... production accountant
Pat Morrill .... production coordinator
Judith Saunders .... script supervisor (as Judy Saunders)
Mike Chambers .... production assistant/meat wrangler (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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77 min | Belgium:85 min (video version) | USA:82 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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The film was shot in about four weeks with an extra half week devoted to killing the mutant.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left, which appears again on the next scene from the same plane.See more »
[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby:Where are we?
SAM-104:Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby:My hands... are numb.
SAM-104:Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Awsomely bad movie made to capitalize on the success of the film "Alien"., 25 August 2010
Author: Aaron1375

Take note all you horrible makers of today's movies. This is how you make a bad movie. You do not bring in a stupid 80's mall queen, make a film with monsters that are clearly not there, and you do not skimp on the gore and nudity! No, you make a monster out of stuff just laying around, you have young gals that look like they would be more at home in an adult film, and you have lots of gore and nudity like this film does! Is it a good movie, absolutely not, but it is certainly very enjoyable to watch. Though saying this one is absolutely not good may be being a bit to harsh as I actually enjoyed the story here a bit more than other "Alien" knock off movies of this era. Heck, I enjoyed watching his film more than "Alien 3", though that film was clearly better done this one was more entertaining and I was never bored. The film starts out kind of weakly though as dude and his robot pal have a pointless space battle. I do not know who or why they are fighting these people, I don't think it is our business. Once they go to the planet of Xarbia though things really pick up. The guy in the ship is some sort of problem solver and the problem they are having on this planet is that an experiment has gotten a bit out of hand. Killed a bunch of animals and has now retreated to a cocoon. Well it is not to long before it gets out and of course some idiot could have easily ended the entire movie by being a bit more careful, but then the movie would have ended even sooner than its very short running time of 77 minutes. Lots of gore ensues as the creature mutates forms from time to time and its purpose is soon to be known. During this time you get the typical scientist that does not want to harm the creature, but capture it and an even more laughable attempt at communicating with the beast. You also get lots of boobies from the two females at this little research place. Like I said it was a fun watch, the monster looks okay in some scenes and in others it looks bad, kind of like a blown up garbage bag. However, even when it looks bad it is there unlike so many computer generated monsters of today. The film could actually use a bit more time as they could have added ten minutes and had even more deaths and the death of the one guy trying to fix something was weak compared to others. The cast is all right, the lead guy being rather good. One of the females was super hot, the other with the more blond hair was just okay. Just wished they would make cheap movies like this instead of the boring stuff they do now. I am betting this is actually cheaper to make and a lot more fun to watch.

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