5.3/10
2,797
54 user 15 critic

Spaced Invaders (1990)

Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds".

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

In the Fold (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A crew of freshly graduated space navy cadets find themselves fighting with opponents from breakaway Earth colonies after their commanding officers are killed in an attack.

Director: Jim Johnston
Stars: Jay Underwood, Jennifer Bransford, Chris Conrad
Ghoulies II (1988)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions.

Director: Albert Band
Stars: Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro
Angus (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Stars: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Laughlin
Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid
The Elvira Show (TV Series 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Elvira has moved to Manhattan, Kansas, with her wacky aunt Minerva and their talking cat. Elvira is working as a fortune teller and selling love potions on the side! Everything is going ... See full summary »

Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Katherine Helmond, Phoebe Augustine
Slugs (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields.

Director: David Price
Stars: Terence Knox, Paul Scherrer, Ryan Bollman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sam
...
Wrenchmuller
...
J.J. Anderson ...
Brian (Duck)
...
Klembecker
...
Fred Applegate ...
...
...
Ernestine (as Tonya Lee Williams)
Ryan Todd ...
Sid Ghost
Barry O'Neill ...
Clown Kid
Adam Hansley ...
Pig Kid
...
Radio Announcer
Rose Parenti ...
Old Wife
Glen Vernon ...
Old Guy #1
Edit

Storyline

When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it's difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They said outer space has intelligent life. They were wrong. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martians!!!  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,369,573
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The call letters for the radio station playing the "War of the Worlds" program are W.E.L.Z. after Orson Welles, or H.G. Wells, or both. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when Sherrif Hoxley is getting a bottle of soda pop out of the machine and talking to Russell on his radio, reflected in the window over the machine are two rather-tall palm trees, trees which are not native to Big Bean, Illinois. See more »

Quotes

Pez: "Prepare to die, Earth scum. Prepare to die, Earth scum." I'm gonna make sure they carve that on your tombstone!
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Detail Man
Music and Lyrics by Paul Lacques and Richard Lawrence
Courtesy of Rom Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A little delight...
24 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Normally the best way to annoy me in a film is to include some reference to Orson Welles. But here is a sci-fi comedy quoting the War of the Worlds broadcast.... and it is gold! The very concept of a small bunch of diminutive,aggressive and stupid aliens being mistaken as kids in Halloween dress is magnificent. Don't be fooled by the notion that because it seems like a kids' movie it is unsophisticated - it isn't, there's a lot of hidden treasure... A gem!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 54 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017