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Bad Channels (1992)

An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

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Willis
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 ...
Moon
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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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25 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Goofs

When Dan is on the radio, before the aliens attack, we hear his voice and see his reflection in the window. However, Dan's mouth and his words don't match up. See more »

Quotes

Peanut: This son of a bitch is crazier than a tree full of owls!
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Crazy Credits

Dollman appears after the end credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) See more »

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Blind Faith
Performed by Fair Game
Written by Marc Ferrari, Tommy Thayer
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One of the stupidest movies ever made with no entertainment value whatsoever!
16 January 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Bad Channels' is one of the worst SF/horror movies ever made. It's so boring and unfunny that you could almost think it was directed by Ted V. Mikels of 'Blood Orgy Of The She-Devils' fame. In fact it was directed by Ted Nicolaou who previously made the useless 'TerrorVision'. Now that was one lame so-called comedy, but this one is even worse. Getting through to the very end was a real chore even with the fast forward on the remote in constant use. The other guy responsible for this crud is Jackson Barr who also scripted 'Trancers 2' (a.k.a. 'Future Cop 2'). Now that wasn't the greatest movie ever made but at least it was entertaining. I don't know what went wrong here but it's really one to miss. Even a soundtrack by Seventies Rock Gods Blue Oyster Cult and some allegedly "clever" parodies of music videos (a generic 80s hair band, a grunge thing, and a sorta Mr. Bungle/Primus one) can't save this utter waste of time. Paul Hipp (an Abel Ferrara semi-regular) leads a mediocre cast, which includes former MTV Veejay Martha Quinn and various other nonentities, in a ridiculous tale of aliens taking over a radio station with the plan of capturing Earth women, shrinking them and placing them in bottles. Why are they doing this? Who knows. Who cares. There is ONE, count 'em, ONE laugh in this whole movie and that is a cameo by b-grade legend Tim Thomerson, and that doesn't even happen until AFTER the final credits. This movie stinks on ice. Avoid at all costs!


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