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TerrorVision (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  14 February 1986 (USA)
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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

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A civilization on a distant planet has found a way to solve its garbage problem: turning it into energy and beaming it into outer space. A flaw in this system is found when the signal is accidentally picked up on Earth by the Putterman Family's home satellite dish. While this would ordinarily be just another mess, this particular transmission contains a hungry trash monster who quickly begins snacking on the Puttermans and their guests. Only young Sherman Putterman has any clue what is going on, but nobody will believe him. Is there any hope for the Earth? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Do-It-Yourself 100 picks up things from EVERYWHERE! See more »

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Lux Interior and Frank Zappa were both considered to compose the score. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raquel Putterman: Stanley! Stanley! Quit screwing around... Stanley! Stanley, I'm right in the middle of my program. For Christ's sakes, Stanley!
Stanley Putterman: Lay off me, Beautiful. I almost got this baby wired.
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Features Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) See more »

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TerrorVision
Written and Performed by The Fibonaccis
Produced by Ron Goudie
© 1986 Smell Brain / Amgine
Administered by Bug Music
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A collectible classic. Unforgettable Sci-Funny movie.
20 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

8 (or more) out of 10 for those of us who like this particular genre. Otherwise it just may not be for you. If you like good comedy timing, some great lines and a well put together cast of characters then this one is for you. The story is pretty original. A stray transportation beam is accidentally caught by the Putterman family's el-cheapo satellite receiver and a large stray pet alien dog-like creature materialises inside the Putterman mansion. The Putterman's are swingers and leave to meet and later invite the 'Man's Man' Spiro, a muscular Greek gay to their residence. While their gone, we meet the kids, grandpa and the pet-thing. The kids try and train the alien pet who unfortunately isn't normal, even to alien standards and proceeds to eat friends, relatives and almost anyone who drops by.

Parts of the film remind me of Eating Raoul, The Big Bus and a little bit of Bucakroo Banzai as it plays like a cartoon. The main theme (Terrorvision) is really catchy. All in all, a movie that you are bound to watch again, just to re-experience some great lines and scenes.


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