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Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)

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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:
Robert Clarke ...
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 <>

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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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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »


Sweet As A Song
Words & Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Vocals by Andrew Goodman
Copyright by Robbins Music
CBS Music, United Artists
Recorded at Kingsound-Hollywood
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Beyond Campy
16 July 1999 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

As one of the screenwriters, this film surprised even me. It's beyond campy. What started out as a reprise of an old television show called "Space Patrol," turned into "Midnight Movie Massacre." It was an interesting transition to say the least. I wrote Space Patrol and by gosh it's in the movie... up on the screen in a theater where a bunch of folks go to watch it. Then a monster (from Mars as it turns out) lands on top of the theater and begins to eat the theater goers one at a time. I must say the film does look good. Some of the scenes go a bit far with the gags (and I do mean gags). All in all, though, it isn't too bad. I hope it will come back to haunt me one day as a screenwriter.

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