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Alien Species (1996)

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Five miles below the surface of planet Earth, a new fear is born.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Nate Culver
Professor Edgar Chambers
David Homb ...
Aaron Doyle
Jodi Seronick ...
Carol Nelson
Marc Robinson ...
Paul Towers
Robert Thompson ...
Deputy Ty Larsen
Kurt Paul ...
Deputy Harlan Banks
Ashley Semrick ...
Stacy Chambers
Aaron Jettleson ...
Max Poindexter
Barbara Fierentino ...
Holly Capers
Master Dave Johnson ...
Deputy David Stevens (as David Johnson)
Roger Glugston ...
Mr. Justice
Lisa Donette May ...
Denise Justice (as Lisa May)
Michael Tremont ...
Michael Reed ...


A fleet of UFOs is circling the Earth and a top scientist races to discover their true intentions for the planet. When the UFOs begin an attack on Earth, the scientist finds himself thrown in with a sheriff and his deputies transporting some prisoners to jail. The unlikely group is forced to seek shelter from the attack in a nearby cave, not knowing how significant the location is to the alien's plans. Written by DJ Heinlein

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Five Miles Below the Surface of the Planet ... a New Fear is Born.





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During the cave scene, Carol's white blouse suddenly goes from being clean to covered with blood with no intervening reason as to why it happened. See more »

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Lyric by Joan Carol Stone and Mikal Masters
Music by Mikal Masters
Performed by Garth Phillips
Courtesy of Showdown Records
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Failed TV Pilot with Laughable CGI Effects
10 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I suspect this movie was actually a pilot for a TV show that never got picked up. By this measure, it is far from the worst I've seen (e.g. "Recon 2020," "Battlespace," etc.), but still a distant cry from your average sci-fi picture. People searching for a serious movie will be taken aback, as the picture's laughable CGI effects, muffled sound, and questionable script place it square in unintentional comedy territory. Essentially, the filmmakers tried to create "Independence Day" on a budget of about $200,000 or so. I have to applaud the effort, because these people really did a lot with fairly little, but the kind of blockbuster movie they wanted to create just couldn't be done for that kind of money. As another reviewer has noted, this movie is included in the Mill Creek "Nightmare Worlds" 50-pack, and it is just as bad as you are probably imagining. Picture an attractive cast pretending to be terrified by "Nintendo 64"-level CGI flying saucers and spouting lines like "lets give these alien bastards a going away present, courtesy of the human race." Despite its crappiness, though, "Alien Species" is decently entertaining, and we got several good laughs out of it. The girls are all cute, the make-up effects were surprisingly above-average, and the dialog is full of cheesy one-liners and character clichés. Perhaps most importantly, the CGI, (at least until you become adjusted), is pretty consistently funny. Veteran bad movie watchers should get some decent laughs from this unique piece of early CGI-era garbage. All others should run in fear!

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