Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime ... See full summary »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Timelock (1996)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic
Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Arye Gross, Jeffrey Meek
Space Precinct (1994–1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Shackelford, Rob Youngblood, Simone Bendix
Star Cops (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper
Immortal Sins (1991)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Michael Alvarez and his wife Susan have inherited an ancient Spanish castle, unaware that it comes with a horrendous curse. Michael is soon lured into a deadly romance with Diana, that ... See full summary »

Director: Hervé Hachuel
Stars: Cliff De Young, Maryam d'Abo, Shari Shattuck
Xtro (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport
Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin
Lurking Fear (1994)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The town of Leffert's Corners has been plagued by unearthly beings for decades, and now there is only a few people left, including the local priest and a woman traumatised by the death of ... See full summary »

Director: C. Courtney Joyner
Stars: Jon Finch, Blake Adams, Ashley Laurence
Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an ... See full summary »

Director: David Saperstein
Stars: Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Foxworth
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A battle for survival as hikers encounter a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

Director: John Glen
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé
Something Is Out There I (TV Series 1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jack Breslin was a somewhat maverick police detective paired (unofficially) with a beautiful alien possessing strange powers and abilities named Ta'Ra. Posing as his cousin and keeping her ... See full summary »

Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Joe Cortese, Gregory Sierra
There's Something Out There (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Caelum Vatnsdal
Stars: Darcy Fehr, Tracy Beemer, Chris Charney
Tigers (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ayan, a pharmaceutical salesman in Pakistan, takes on the multinational health care corporation he works for after he realizes they knowingly marketed a baby formula that's responsible for the death of hundreds of babies everyday.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Geetanjali, Danny Huston
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
 Ta'Ra
...
 Frank Dileo
...
 Victor Maldonado
...
 Mandy Estabrook
...
 Wendle
...
 Commissioner Estabrook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
 Coroner
Noelle Bou-Sliman ...
 Passerby
Jack Bricker ...
 The Creature
...
 Driver
Joseph Cali ...
 Roger
Christopher Carroll ...
 Maitre d'
Andi Chapman ...
 TV Interviewer
Tyler Coppin ...
 Lab Technician
Edit

Storyline

Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime scenes, it turns out she is an alien from an interstellar prison ship and that the murders have been committed by a powerful xenomorphic alien which had escaped. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

8 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invader  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final TV role of Robert Webber. See more »

Connections

Followed by Something Is Out There (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the few scary (and gory) TV movies of the 80s
30 June 2002 | by (Wheeling, IL) – See all my reviews

I heard my parents talking about this TV movie that they felt was a little too violent and scary to have been shown on national TV. According to them, it would have been better for cable. That TV movie was 'Something is Out There'. They had taped it so they could watch some dumb sitcom instead. I felt a nagging urge to see what it was they were talking about.

Man were they ever right. Not only was it really gory and freaky to boot, but it was one of the coolest TV films I've ever seen. You've got the mysterious killer mutilating NY residents, the hot chick who claims to be from from outer space, the drunk/loser detective, and one of the nastiest villains to ever grace the small screen.

#1, I was taken for a loop. I thought the killer was jsut an ordinary psycho who loved to eviscerate joggers... but when it turns out to be an psychopathic alien fugitive that can disguise itself as anyone it wants, I was put into a mild state of shock.

#2, For a TV film, the FX are awesome (for the time period). This was before the computer FX revolution, so they look 'real'. The alien villain is actually a very sweet looking puppet that is frighteningly insectiod-like.

#3, The characters are fleshed out completely making the viewer actually care about them. The acting is impressive as well (especially the luscious

Maryam d'Abo).

#4, Man is this thing sick. I have to give credit to the director, he's got balls. People get ripped apart from the inside out by the alien constantly in this flick. Not only that, but we get some nasty views of the alien's early victims that it was studying, plus some gross after the fact corpses.

In the end, this is probably one of my favorite TV movies... or movies period. Where is this on DVD dammit! It was actually turned into a short lived television series featuring the same characters and actors, but the cool alien killer was nowhere to be found, thus making it pretty worthless.

If it's ever shown on TV again, watch it... you won't regret it!


19 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Finding the Zee-No-Morf on DVD koboll
Maryam d'Abo lumbergh-2
Exceptional Movie - Disappointing Series BigDaddyHuah
Shaking hands xexys
This show had the best promos Josiah23
Where is the mini-series, 'Something is Out There'? sekou1234
Discuss Something Is Out There (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?