4.0/10
717
43 user 31 critic

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 »

Director:

Don Dohler (as Donald M. Dohler)

Writer:

Don Dohler (as Donald M. Dohler)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Nightbeast (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A creature from outer space crash lands in a small town and starts killing people.

Director: Don Dohler
Stars: Tom Griffith, Jamie Zemarel, Karin Kardian
The Galaxy Invader (Video 1985)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

An alien is hunted by a gang of drunken hillbillies who saw him crash-land his spaceship.

Director: Don Dohler
Stars: Richard Ruxton, Faye Tilles, George Stover
Fiend (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An evil spirit Possesses the corpse of a diseased man. It must absorb the life energy of the living, in order for the corpse to not rot away. It moves to the suburbs, where, a neighbor begins to suspect something isn't right.

Director: Don Dohler
Stars: Don Leifert, Richard Nelson, Elaine White
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Witness the return of Baltimore's greatest alien terror in this monstrous saga. Watch in horror as alien space specimens escape to pillage the countryside, leaving pandemonium in their wake!

Director: Don Dohler
Stars: Donna Sherman, Patrick Bussink, Jonas Grey
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Don Dohler
Stars: George Stover, Robin London, James DiAngelo
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director: Allan Holzman
Stars: Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick
Demon Wind (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier.

Director: Charles Philip Moore
Stars: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Rufus Norris
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.

Directors: Woo-sang Park, Y.K. Kim
Stars: Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamand
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark
Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston
The Being (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A mutated creature is wreaking havoc in a small town in Idaho. A police chief and a government scientist team up to save their rural town from its menace.

Director: Jackie Kong
Stars: Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Bill Osco
Slugs (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón
Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

Director: Joseph Mangine
Stars: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Leifert ... Ben Zachary
Tom Griffith Tom Griffith ... Sheriff Cinder
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They brought terror from beyond our galaxy!

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Factor See more »

Filming Locations:

Perry Hall, Maryland, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of Don Dohler. 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...
See more »

Connections

Featured in No Stopping the Stover (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump Back Crackerjack
Written by Lon Talbot
Performed by Atlantis
© 1976 Mekon Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed