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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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(17 articles)
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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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Trivia:
The brief MTV clip shown is of a W.A.S.P. song called Tormentor, and the character O.D. Riley wears a WASP t-shirt.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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Soundtrack:
Stan's Theme SongSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"Man, this is the dumbest movie I ever saw!", 7 October 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Charles Band and Albert Band's Empire pictures have made some fun productions and "Terrorvision" happens to be one of those inclusions. Wacky sci-fi horror comedy with a terrifically animated cast featuring Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Diana Franklin and John Gries with vividly chintzy special effects by John Carl Buechler. The cartoon-like premise is quite original and mock-serious in its approach, which sees the Puttermans a suburban family getting a new satellite TV which draws in a hungry outer space monster (which looks great). This monster then goes about eating the family, by transporting its self from one TV to another. Everything is done in a comical manner and purposely so, from the flamboyant performances to the colourfully cheap sets and then the creatively grotesque make-up effects. It's downright goofy and surreal, but still far from light-hearted with it streaming with numerous oddball sexual innuendo (especially since Woronov and Graham are playing swingers) and an Elvira like character known as Medusa. Director Ted Nicolaou does a capable job. Diana Franklin is cute and Chad Allen is likable as the young boy who goes up against the beast. While short-lived, it's a constantly amusing tongue-in-cheek outing that's fairly unpredictable, while at the same time haphazard. Despite the fair share of hate, I found it hard not to like this camped-out medium.

"What you looking at you creep".

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