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Director:
Writers:
R.J. Robertson (screenplay) &
Jim Wynorski (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 May 1988 (USA) See more »
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The Science Fiction Chiller! See more »
Plot:
A science fiction vampire movie. The Vampire is an emissary from an embattled world near destruction... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Traci Lords ... Nadine Story

Arthur Roberts ... Mr. Johnson
Lenny Juliano ... Jeremy

Ace Mask ... Dr. Rochelle
Roger Lodge ... Harry
Rebecca Perle ... Davanna Girl

Michael DeLano ... Vacuum Cleaner Salesman (as Michael Delano)

Becky LeBeau ... Happy Birthday Girl
Monique Gabrielle ... Agnes
Roxanne Kernohan ... Lead Hooker (as Roxane Kernohan)

Ava Cadell ... Second Hooker
Cynthia Thompson ... Third Hooker

Kelli Maroney ... Nurse Oxford
Belinda Grant ... Girl in Car
Robby Bointen ... Boy in Car

Kim Sill ... Girl in House (as Kimberly Dawn)
Zoran Hochstätter ... Beam Man

Ed Morgan ... Police Chief
Murray Miller ... Davanna Man at Grave

John Dresden ... Punker #1 / Simmons
Shawn Klugman ... Punker #2
Paul Shaver ... Punker #3
R.J. Robertson ... Punker #4
Bob Sheridan ... Himself (as Mr. Moderation)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronald V. Borst ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ron Gans ... Radio Movie Spot Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Taaffe O'Connell ... Dameia (archive footage) (uncredited)

Linda Shayne ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lynn Theel ... Peggy Larson (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angel Tompkins ... Davanna Girl (voice) (uncredited)

Mary Woronov ... Mary McQueen (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jim Wynorski ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Wynorski 
 
Writing credits
R.J. Robertson (screenplay) &
Jim Wynorski (screenplay)

Charles B. Griffith (earlier screenplay) &
Mark Hanna (earlier screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Murray Miller .... producer
Jim Wynorski .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chuck Cirino 
 
Cinematography by
Zoran Hochstätter  (as Zoran Hochstatter)
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
 
Production Design by
Hayden Yates 
 
Costume Design by
Libby Jacobs 
 
Makeup Department
Tamara Lee .... hair stylist
Tamara Lee .... makeup artist
Carlann Matz .... hair stylist
Carlann Matz .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Murray Miller .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samuel Braslau .... second assistant director (as Sam Braslau)
Murray Miller .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gregory Blair .... set dresser
Kathleen B. Cooper .... scenic artist (as Kathleen Cooper)
Kimberly Cossette .... property master (as Kim Cossette)
Glen Deitel .... art assistant
Kathleen Laird .... scenic artist
Johan LeThenoux .... set construction
 
Sound Department
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound effects editor (as Kevin Burns)
Stuart Calderon .... sound effects editor
Rick Crampton .... dialogue editor
Mike Dickeson .... foley artist
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
Tara Lynn Howell .... dialogue editor (as Tara Howell)
Diane Parrino .... foley artist
Chris Rabideau .... dialogue editor
Cindy Rabideau .... sound effects editor
Al Ramirez .... sound mixer
Debby Ruby-Winsberg .... foley mixer (as Debby Ruby)
Andrew Schatz .... re-recording mixer
Brian E. Wedewer .... sound effects editor
David John West .... re-recording mixer
David John West .... supervising sound design editor
 
Special Effects by
James M. Navarra .... special effects technician
Jim Stewart .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
John Branagan .... stunt player
Paul Shaver .... stunt player
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator (as Patrick Statham)
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt player (as Patrick Statham)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bahara .... first assistant camera
Greg Cooper .... electrician
Karen Erbach .... best grip
Mauro Fiore .... key grip
Janusz Kaminski .... gaffer
David C. Negrin .... second assistant camera (as David Negrin)
Larry Roth .... electrician
Thomas Vozza .... still photos (as Tom Vozza)
Siegfried Zbiek .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Jamie Elliott .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Brent Acheson .... second assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Robin Toor .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Christina Anderson .... production coordinator
Greg Benge .... craft service
Ronald V. Borst .... technical advisor
Kathy Holden .... production assistant
M. Louis Miller .... location manager
Mark E. Mobley .... stage manager
Kathleen Mulligan .... script supervisor (as Kathy Mulligan)
 
Thanks
Madame Zolta .... special thanks
 

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The opening credits feature a montage of clips from various other Roger Corman movies, including Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), Forbidden World (1982), Galaxy of Terror (1981), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Battle Beyond the Sun (1959) and Piranha (1978). Sample footage from each of these movies appears numerous times throughout the movie as filler footage, as well as two full-length scenes from Hollywood Boulevard (1976) and "Humanoids from the Deep".See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Throughout the film the Davanna aliens constantly and scientifically refer to human beings as "subhumans". A subhuman is a species other than and lower than human. If the aliens are meant to be using this term to imply that they feel that their species is superior to humans, than it would only make sense for them to call human beings sub-Davanna.See more »
Quotes:
Jeremy:[looking at a reflection of Nadine changing] That's a nice little mole you have on your left cheek.See more »
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Edited from The Raven (1963)See more »
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You Make Me HornySee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"Look at my eyes", 18 July 2010
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Remakes can't be all that bad… as in 1957 Roger Corman brought us the b/w low-budget sci-fi classic "Not of this Earth". Director / writer Jim Wynorski would convince Corman to allow him remake it (and just under a decade later another remake of this tale came on the scene). Where the film would gain much attention for and eventually become a cult favourite would be the bold casting of the highly delectable Traci Lords in her first major feature film. Don't let it fool you that she started off in porn films (and infamously being underage too), because even here she shows how much of a talented "actress" she was. Truly committed to the material (despite the daft nature), but Wynorski also took advantage of her risqué image to show off her titillating body and she wasn't shy of it either. She truly played it up for the camera. Lords is excellent in her portrayal as headstrong nurse Nadine Story who's hired by the very strange Mr. Johnson to perform his blood transfusions. There's something that's not quite right, so Nadine begins to investigate as secretly her boss is a space being looking to see if his dying race could survive while harvesting off the fresh blood of the human race.

This snappy, sexy contemporary late-night b-flick revamp is a complete blast from start to finish. Even though its low-budget restraints show up, it doesn't get in its way and director Wynorski keeps it economical, without losing any of the old-fashion enthusiasm (just listen to that spaced-out music score). Even with its sleazy jabs (leering topless female shots) and jarring jolts (some ghastly attack scenes with some slasher traits to them), beneath (just remember what decade it was made) it still had the spirit and atmosphere of those old-school sci-fi horror outings Corman was churning out early in his career. Special effects are cheap, but crisply done for its minimal approach and so were the optical effects. The silly material keeps it rather tongue-in-cheek, plenty of wisecracks with biting dialogues and some amusingly noticeable in-jokes especially regarding Lord's porn past. The acting fairs up. Arthur Roberts is effortlessly good as the expressionless Mr. Johnston --- with those glowing blue eyes under the shades and the sensitive hearing. Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask and Robert Lodge are amusingly acceptable. Other than Lords, there's plenty of buxom ladies showing up; Monique Gabrielle, Ava Cadell, Cynthia Thompson and Rebecca Perle. Also the perky Becky LeBeau is quite memorable and furthermore looking good in a nurse outfit is Kelli Maroney.

I was amused by the oddly placed collection of clips from Corman produced features that showed up in the film's opening intro.

Gimmicky, but fast-moving and campy b-fun.

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