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Drew Godderis ...
Ross Anderson
Dawn Wildsmith ...
Evelyn Avery (as Donna Shock)
Fox Harris ...
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Monica Roarke
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Leslie Eve ...
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Sue Mashaw ...
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Roger McCoin ...
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Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on aging, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an aging actress who is being passed by for the lead roles, and she injects the serum hoping to become young again. When the actress is still passed up for the plum roles, the alien bacterium transforms her into a hideous bug-like alien resulting in a predictable attrition problem amongst her detractors. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Tonight she will love again and kill again.

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14 October 1989 (Taiwan)  »

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Alien Within  »

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The only performer to be in "both" versions ("Evil Spawn" and "The Alien Within") is Forrest J. Ackerman, who was hired by producer Fred Olen Ray to help tie the separate actions in the "revised version" together. Co-star Suzanne Ager came up with the title "The Alien Within"; working title was "Metamorph". See more »

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THE ALIEN WITHIN, the rare version of EVIL SPAWN.
13 April 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

How do you make a bad movie even worse? Apparently you hire Ted Newsom, give him a camcorder and put him under the not-so-watchful eye of producer Fred Olen Ray. Here we have the very fun Grade-Z classic EVIL SPAWN (1986) by director Kenneth J. Hall reedited and with new and pointless inserts shot on tape. The new scenes feature Jay Richardson and Suzanne Ager as cops sitting in a car talking, eating doughnuts and fighting an awful hand-puppet monster, Gordon Mitchell sitting at a desk on the phone and Richard Harrison turning into an pathetic rubbery monster and ripping Melissa Moore's top off. Scenes from the original film easily provide the most entertaining moments in this version, so you might as well seek it out. Forrest J. Ackerman is seen briefly in the old and the new footage.

EVIL SPAWN (original version): 5 out of 10

New footage contained on THE ALIEN WITHIN: 1 out of 10


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