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Ted Nicolaou (written by)
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Release Date:
14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience. See more »
Plot:
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Diane Franklin ... Suzy Putterman

Gerrit Graham ... Stanley Putterman

Mary Woronov ... Raquel Putterman

Chad Allen ... Sherman Putterman

Jon Gries ... O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)

Bert Remsen ... Grampa
Alejandro Rey ... Spiro
Randi Brooks ... Cherry
Jennifer Richards ... Medusa

Sonny Carl Davis ... Norton

Ian Patrick Williams ... Nutky
William Paulson ... Pluthar
John Leamer ... Chauffeur
Frank Welker ... Monster Vocal Effects (voice)
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Directed by
Ted Nicolaou 
 
Writing credits
Ted Nicolaou (written by)

Produced by
Albert Band .... producer
Charles Band .... executive producer
Debra Dion .... associate producer
Michael Wolf .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Romano Albani (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Meshelski 
 
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Costume Design by
Kathie Clark 
 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Roberto Bessi .... executive in charge of production
Stefano Spadoni .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brent Armstrong .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
John Carl Buechler .... tv monster and special effects makeup designer and supervisor: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Michael Deak .... MMI Liaison USA: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Cleve Hall .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Daniel Hoffman .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Robert Kurtzman .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Michelle Oggeri .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Margherita Regina .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
Desiree Soto Vaughn .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc. (as Desiree Vaughn-Soto)
John Vulich .... creature fabricator & operator: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Turner .... assistant costumes: Roark Productions (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Juliet Avola .... post-production
Claudia Hoover .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Richard Band .... music supervisor
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Christopher L. Stone .... electronic orchestrator
Tom Villano .... music editor
 
Other crew
Andrea Borella .... production assistant
Andrew Doucette .... title designer
Giancarlo J. Sini .... assistant production accountant
 

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83 min
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In the prologue, a model off the U.S.S. Enterprise can be seen upside down, missing its engines, painted to look like a building on planet Pluto.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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Movie Connections:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Channeling a very different entity?, 5 August 2010
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

I love TerrorVision and have done ever since I first saw it, many moons ago, on good ol' VHS.

It's all about a family who end up getting more than just a raft of new channels when the dad sets up a new satellite system. An alien creature, transformed into energy and beamed from afar, has entered their dish and subsequently their TV sets. And from there it's able to get out and about, especially when someone looks good enough to eat.

This movie is just barmy but it's barmy in the best way. The cast, featuring the lovely Diane Franklin and the great Jon Gries as well as Mary Woronov, is a joy for genre fans. The characters are a mixed bag of fruitcakes (including the punky daughter, the "dude" boyfriend, the swinging parents, the grandfather who always has invasion on the brain and an Elvira-like horror hostess) and, while dated in many ways, still stay far away enough from the standard cut-out teens of mainstream horror movies to be memorable in all the right ways.

The creature design is effectively gloopy and organic, as well as being surprisingly likable. Green goo is used effectively instead of major blood spatters there's a lot of slime thrown around the place.

Written and directed by Ted Nicolaou, the only reason I don't rate TerrorVision any higher than 7/10 is because the first half hour or so is a little bit TOO quirky in places and full of some particularly groansome comedy moments. At just over an hour and twenty minutes, it never outstays it's welcome and deserves to be discovered by fans of the bizarre and fantastical.

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