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The Alien Factor (1978)

G | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 May 1978 (USA)
A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget ... See full summary »

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Don Dohler (as Donald M. Dohler)

Writer:

Don Dohler (as Donald M. Dohler)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Leifert ... Ben Zachary
Tom Griffith Tom Griffith ... Sheriff Cinder
Richard Dyszel Richard Dyszel ... Mayor Wicker
Mary Mertens Mary Mertens ... Edie Martin
Richard Geiwitz Richard Geiwitz ... Pete
George Stover ... Steven
Eleanor Herman Eleanor Herman ... Mary Jane Carter
Anne Frith Anne Frith ... Dr. Ruth Sherman
Christopher Gummer Christopher Gummer ... Clay
Don Dohler Don Dohler ... Ernie
Dave Ellis Dave Ellis ... Richie
Dave Geatty Dave Geatty ... Man in Bar
Margie Van Tassell Margie Van Tassell ... Susan
Tony Malanowski Tony Malanowski ... Ed Miller
Debbie Pietron Debbie Pietron ... Couple in Woods
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Storyline

A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget feature was the first for Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

They brought terror from beyond our galaxy!

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Factor See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the third featured movie in the 2009 live show tour of "Cinematic Titanic", featuring "riffing" by alumni of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

Quotes

Ben Zachary: So when I knelt over the creature, my mind went momentarily blank, and then I was aware of a bright blue light, then thoughts began to enter my mind...
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Featured in Killer Creature Features: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe Someday
Written by Lon Talbot
Performed by Atlantis
© 1976 Mekon Records
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A quirky little film.
24 June 1999 | by DemilichSee all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid on the Saturday afternoon "Monster Theater". I've seen it a few more times since then, and I still get a kick out of it.

Basically, an alien ship crashes (of course) on its way to some intergalactic zoo. Three very dangerous aliens escape the wreck and go back to their normal predatory behavior patterns. It's up to the Earthlings to stop them...

This film was pretty creative for its time, and the methods used to "deal" with the aliens showed some logical and innovative thought on the writer's part.

It probably will never be listed in the top ten films of all time, but it's a fun romp when you're in the mood for cheesy movies. Give it a chance.


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