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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.


(as Larry Jacobs),

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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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi





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14 May 1988 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 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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Send up of 1950's Sci-Fi movies
19 November 2006 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

Midnight Movie Massacre AKA Attack From Mars has plenty of bad points such as poor production values, bad taste humour and (at times) poor acting but in my view, at least, it still succeeds. The film and the spoof serial that the cinema goers are watching both capture the essence of the Atomic Age 50's. All the stereotypes are there and the movie gleefully sends them all up. The idea is original and the cast attack it with gusto. The humour may be a bit hit and miss but so was Blazing Saddles, humour is, after all, a matter of taste. All in all a fun movie to watch, with a group of friends, at midnight and massacre a case of beer.

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