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Roy Langsdon (writer)
John Platt (writer)
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Two aliens steal a doomsday device from another world and abscond to earth. The device is Mr. Armageddon, a living embodiment of destruction who intends to destroy the planet. A ragtag group of high school students stand in his way. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Dean Iandoli ... Norm Median
Diana Frank ... Candice Cain
David Marriott ... Mr. Armageddon
Robert Lind ... Dume
Sean Haines ... Glume
Doug Kerzner ... Orson 'O.D.' Davis (as D.J. Kerzner)
Bob Cady ... Mr. Jon Doe / Monster in Charge
Susan Smeltzer ... Miss Anna Thorpe
David Fuhrer ... Mel Anoma
Margie Stein ... Slisa Beealzeberg (as Margy Stein)
Shicksah Anne Spear ... Squashed Dog
Seth Weinstein ... Art the Gargoyle
Andrew Husmann ... Danny Devine
Jeffrey 'Jiffy' Jefferson ... Donald Hightower
Julie McPherson ... Beatrice Beldam
Denisa Willhite ... Camelia Carver
Vikki Vixon ... Missy Rahl
Henry Young ... Coach Otto Parts
Troy Fromin ... Eggbert Hoser / Macmonster
Kevin Dominguez ... Paul Smith
David Bloch ... Todd Uppington Smythe III / Preppie Zombie
Kim Jones ... Mummy
Randall Slavin ... Student / Plantfood
Casey Holloway ... Little Ricky
Colin Reynolds ... Robert Gigo
Anne Whatu ... Temp 'Xtra' Alien
David Lewis ... Bert Bytes
Jeff Rubens ... Hubert Harddrive
Randall Fredereick ... Gilbert Logoff
Lori Chacko ... Lead Singer (as Lori 'Chacko' Davies)
Rudy Richmond ... Bandmember
Gary Lee ... Bandmember
Len Leonard ... Bandmember

Phil Fondacaro ... Stinksucker
Rideaux Baldwin ... Varsity Basketball Player / Doctor 'D'
Rick Floyd ... Varsity Basketball Player
Ric Powell ... Varsity Basketball Player
1988 Montclair Squad ... Cheerleaders
Chad Michaels ... Game Announcer
Mark Spear ... Referee
John Bankson ... Monster Referee
Jennifer McAvoy ... 'Featured' Extra
Paula Young ... 'Featured' Extra
Dana ... 'Featured' Extra
Rhonda Gray ... 'Featured' Extra (as Rhonda Grey)

Directed by
Rudy Poe  (as Rudiger Poe)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roy Langsdon  writer
John Platt  writer

Produced by
Eric Bernt .... producer
Annette Cirillo .... executive producer
Tom Kuhn .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Lyons 
 
Cinematography by
Eric J. Goldstein 
 
Film Editing by
Warren Chadwick 
 
Production Design by
Gigi Lorick 
 
Costume Design by
Robin Lewis West 
 
Art Department
Norman West .... property master
 
Sound Department
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Mark V. Phillips .... first assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
David Domeyer .... special effects
Richard Miranda .... special effects assistant
Matthew W. Mungle .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel E. Teaze .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Mark V. Phillips .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Patrick Campbell .... production assistant (as Pat Campbell)
Ellsworth Chou .... production assistant
Rhonda Gray .... body double: Diana Frank (as Rhonda Grey)
 

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Revealing mistakes: In the pre-credit sequence when the basketball leaves the crate and floats in the air, the string holding the basketball up is clearly visible.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Undoubtedly fun, 25 September 2011
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

Two bald aliens arrive on Earth with the Doomsday Device, something they have stolen from their own alien planet, much to the behest of the Monster-in-Charge. They unwittingly unleash Mr. Armageddon (David Marriott) upon an all-American high school, and soon this long- fingernailed-bringer-of-doom is busy a-rapin', a-killin', and basically a-f****n' with every kid in the school. Dorky loner Norm (Dean Iandoli) is too busy lusting after foreign exchange student Candice Cane (get it - played by Diana Frank) to notice the arrival of horny gargoyle statues, the living dead, and deadly giant marijuana plants. But when he does, he strikes a deal with Armageddon to have basketball game to end all games, and possibly the world.

I'm sure you can gather from the description that this isn't a film to take too seriously. It's a very 80's high school horror/sex flick that is very aware of what it's target audience wants - blood, tits, and goofy humour. And it delivers all that in abundance. It has everything a shlock hound could want. Where else can you find a monster with a computer for a head? Or a teen that gets eaten by his shoes? Or alien twins that were failed rappers on their own planet? Probably nowhere. This is of course an awful film. But where it lacks in subtlety and intelligence, it makes up for in sheer volume and creativity.

The edits come thick and fast. The film cuts back and forth between different characters and locations as if it were filmed by a giddy teenager. This approach certainly keeps the film fun and interesting, which is undoubtedly the sole aim of the film. Fans of Troma will love it, as will fans of 80's teen sex flicks such as Porky's and zero-taste gross-out comedies a la Animal House. Special mention must go to the creation of Mr. Armageddon, who dons a crap cape and a long pinky fingernail, and has a voice which is deeper than Barry White. Clearly actor David Marriott, who had a short career starring in B-movie action films, is having a great time, as did I watching him. I feel guilty that I liked this film, as it is indeed awful.

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