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Bad Channels (1992)

Video  -  Sci-Fi  -  25 June 1992 (USA)
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An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

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Martha Quinn ...
Lisa Cummings
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Vernon Locknut
Michael Huddleston ...
Corky
Roumel Reaux ...
Flip Humble
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Dan O'Dare
Rodney Ueno ...
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Peanut
Charlie Spradling ...
Cookie
Steve Tietsort ...
Trucker
Ron Keel ...
Grits / Truck Stop Band
Alex Bookston ...
Mr. Baker
Daryl Strauss ...
Bunny
Michael Caldwell ...
Goofy Guy
Allison Gammon ...
Goofy Girl
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An alien lands in a small town and promptly takes over the local radio station. The disk jockey, Dan O' Dare, well known for his publicity stunts, becomes a hostage. The alien uses the radio station and Dan's amused audience to target and subsequently shrink women for his collection. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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In space, no one is safe from rock 'n' roll. See more »

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Rated R for language
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Cosmo  »

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Goo vanishes from the end of the alien's club, as the alien attacks Corky. See more »

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Peanut: This son of a bitch is crazier than a tree full of owls!
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Dollman appears after the end credits. See more »

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Followed by Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) See more »

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Little Old Lady Polka
Written and Performed by The Ukelaliens
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Mad Channels
4 April 2009 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

Utterly bonkers movie regarding a 'shock jock' at the local radio station finding himself in danger (like the girl who cried fire to get attention then burnt to death) because aliens invade the radio studios and start collecting women (including busty waitress Cookie played by once-upon-a-time Full Moon favourite Charlie Spradling) in conical vases. Ted Nicolaou, a veteran of Full Moon films including some of their best really screws this up with lazy-haphazard and purposeless direction while the script by Charles Band and Jackson Barr (probably not a real person) is certainly among the formers' worst efforts. Tim Thomerson's Dollman character is credited and I was confused how I had missed his cameo but stay tuned until the credits finish for a relatively amusing brief Dollman extra scene. The aliens are ridiculous, one a scale covered monster, another a small tin robot that looks like it was a reject from the acclaimed Smash Potato Mix adverts. Truly rubbish film but intriguing and amusingly painful in equal measures.


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