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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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User Reviews:
Do not change that channel! Check out this hysterically bizarre film instead... See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Diane Franklin ... Suzy

Gerrit Graham ... Stan

Mary Woronov ... Raquel

Chad Allen ... Sherman

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

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 initial appearance of Bert Remsen's(Grandpa) character is based on "General Hersheybar", the well-known 1960's Los Angeles anti-war street performer.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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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Do not change that channel! Check out this hysterically bizarre film instead..., 3 August 1999
Author: David Choi from New Jersey, USA

TERRORVISION is a very peculiar horror-comedy that has the word "camp" labeled all over it. This fairy tale tells about a sloppy alien puppet monster who, presumably by accident, enters Planet Earth via a TV satellite dish. This enormous monster appears on the TV screen at first, then, talk about visual effects, it eventually materializes, appearing live, in the flesh! Talk about audience participation!!

Gerrit Graham (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, THE ANNIHILATORS) and Mary Wodornov (EATING RAOUL) portray the Puttermans, a happily married suburban couple. They do not realize the "realism" of the monster they see on TV, HA! This so-called "couple" leads a VERY dysfunctional family with a military obsessed son and his survivalist grandfather. There is also a crazed daughter who loves heavy metal rock music, and her mentally inept boyfriend, who looks like Kid Rock minus the attitude and pizzazz. There is also a horror movie hostess, Medusa (Jennifer Richards) who fits into this scheme for absolutely no plausible reason. Meanwhile, the monster devours each of the family members one by one...later reproducing their heads when necessary in order to cover up its actions.

Planet Earth is in grave danger, once again and its only chance into stopping this hungry creature is an intergalactic police alien. He explains to everyone that this creature was originally suppose to be disposed of...but instead, it lands on Planet Earth. This interstellar alien cop is the only one who can blast the gross alien creature into oblivion but...well, I'm sure that you are interested in finding out the rest, so go see this movie!

TERRORVISION is a funny, hilarious horror cult film that has plenty of humor to liven this movie up. There are silly one-liners, hokey special effects, and a variety of "eccentric" characters to give this film strength. It is a stupid film at times, and the cast definitely overacts, but if you are looking for a nice, relaxing horror film that offers a very different style from the rest of the horror movies in this genre, then TERRORVISION is recommended for you!

This film was again produced by the one and only Empire Pictures, and you know what that means: cheesy special effects and acting galore! The monster especially is the most ludicrous...hairball-type creature that I have ever seen on screen. The rest of the special FX in this movie are standard fare though, with a elegant touch of cheekiness...

If you are in the mood for a humorously bad movie, then this picture is the perfect candidate for you! In addition to being a delightfully stomach churning horror experience, TERRORVISION is a satire on the media-obsessed suburban middle class family. Hey, these guys make "The Simpsons" look and act like those mature, civilized, and pleasantly lovable neighbors living next door. If you thought that your own family may be "dysfunctional," hey (trust me), the family portrayed in this movie will add new meaning to that word!

For a fine sense of humor that will appeal to cult film fans, TERRORVISION is destined to become that next "special" classic. Beware, if you are not prepared to laugh and be disgusted at the same time, then perhaps you should skip this film...

RATING: ** out of ****.

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