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The Alien Within (1995)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  18 July 1995 (USA)
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Crew of an undersea mining platform falls prey to mysterious and dangerous parasite. The parasite has the ability to affect people's minds, so survivors can't be certain who is safe and who... See full summary »

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Crew of an undersea mining platform falls prey to mysterious and dangerous parasite. The parasite has the ability to affect people's minds, so survivors can't be certain who is safe and who is infected. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Shot in eighteen days. See more »

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In the second to last scene with the flamethrowers there is a shot of a fire extinguisher putting out the flaming stuntman on the ground in the middle of shots of the standing stuntman being sprayed by the flamethrowers. See more »

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A fun and scary sci-fi flick!
19 November 1998 | by (LA, CA.) – See all my reviews

Lots of fun in this underwater thriller as a team of scientists and miners battle a mind-controlling alien parasite that takes over their bodies. The thrills and the laughs never quit in this nifty micro-budget flick, that harkens back to the best of Roger Corman's drive-in classics from the 1960's. Clever writing and direction that overcome the low budget make this one a sure-fire bet for a fun evening in front of the TV.


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