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Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)

A Martian begins to attack the patrons and staff of a movie theater during the 1950's as a low budget science fiction film plays on the screen.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col Carlyle
David Staffer
Tom Hutsler
Margi Robbins ...
(as Margie Robbins)
Mary Stevens
Duke Howze
Andrew Goodman
Lori Davis
Tamara Sue Hill
Susan Murphy
Brad Bittiker
Stuart Allen
Charity Case
Dwayne Clark


Set in the '50s in a movie theatre showing a serial called "Space Patrol," this particular episode being "Back from the Future." The evil scientist on the serial goes back to the '50s and his crew members have to chase him. Meanwhile at the theatre, patrons busy themselves doing strange things. An alien has landed and is eliminating theatre staff and patrons. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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14 May 1988 (France)  »

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Attack from Mars  »

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Filmed in 1984, not released until 1988. See more »


Although the movie on-screen flashes that it's a Republic serial in color, Republic never made a color serial. See more »


Fat nerd: [excitedly] Over there! It's the Sweater Girl from Mars! There she is! I'll bet she's got nipples as big as flapjacks!
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Every Part Of You
Composed & Arranged by Bill R. Crain
Lyrics by Brian Hicks
Vocals by Ronnie Ward
Recorded at BRC MUSIC PRODUCTIONS Kansas City, Missouri
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There Really Ought To Be A '0'
21 January 2006 | by (St. Cloud, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

In this film you get two films for the price of one - neither of them particularly good. The film-within-a-film, "Space Patrol", is a mildly amusing (if not particularly well thought out) parody of vintage sci-fi serials. That in itself would be reason enough to avoid this trainwreck, but that's not the worst of it.

The wrap around film, "Midnight Movie Massacre", is a collection of ancient gags that would bore a fan of Mad Magazine. Imagine the lowest common denominator for film comedy, then take that down a notch or two, and you've got the level of humor in this putrid little pic. Everyone associated with this part of the movie, up to and including the clapper loader and craft service people, should be beaten unconscious with crowbars and never ever allowed to be within the vicinity of a movie set ever again. Ever.

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