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Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  29 January 1989 (USA)
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Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desparate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary
Dean Jacobson ...
Stevie Horowitz
S.D. Nemeth ...
The Dreaded Lobster Man
Anthony Hickox ...
John
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J.P. Shelldrake
Mindy Kennedy ...
Tammy
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Lou
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Marvin
Bobby Pickett ...
The Astrologer / King of Mars
Richard Wright ...
The Bearded Slave
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The Queen of Mars
Sage Whitfield ...
Beautiful Martian Maiden
Erica Evans ...
Beautiful Martian Maiden
Robert Breeze ...
Another Slave
Tommy Sledge ...
Detective
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Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desparate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film sendups: Mars suffers from an air leakage, and send the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The plot is foiled by a mad scientist, a girl, and an army colonel. The producer buys the movie, but it makes a huge profit and the producer is sent to jail, with the film student taking his place as the studio hot shot Written by <stanley@brainex.com>

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He's nasty, snappy... and well past his sell-by date. See more »

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29 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Homár úr a Marsról  »

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In his autobiography, Tony Curtis says that he worked on the movie because they paid him $100,000, and he needed to make child support payments. He also mentions that during the production, he never saw the scenes of the movie that his character was reacting to. See more »

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J.P. Shelldrake: Lou, DO something about it!
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No Lobsters Were Harmed During This Production, Only Eaten. See more »

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References Teenagers from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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Rock Lobster
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A harmless, somewhat amusing parody of 1950s scifi movies.
27 July 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

First of all, I understand what parody is, and I realize that this movie is supposed to be bad, as it's poking fun of bad 1950s science fiction movies. My rating is not based on the acting, special effects, or dialogue, which, as I said, are meant to be bad. Unfortunately, I just didn't think this was particularly funny! For one thing, the whole film-in-a-film conceit seemed to be weakly developed. I wasn't quite sure why they even bothered doing this, except to highlight that the movie isn't meant to be taken seriously. However, if you have to explicitly tell people that your movie is a parody, maybe you're not doing it right. Or you're underestimating your audience (and thus insulting their intelligence).

Anyway, I thought it was somewhat amusing, and I dutifully recognized each of the pop culture references, but, really, it just wasn't all that funny. Something like Killer Klowns From Outer Space makes me laugh hysterically every time I watch it, but this.... not so much. Chalk it up to personal taste, I guess.

Again, I've been rather let down by Anthony Hickox, after really liking Waxwork and Waxwork II. I just don't think I've ever really liked anything else he's done since then.


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