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Laserblast (1978)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.

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Michael Rae
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ... Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ... Kathy Farley
Gianni Russo ... Tony Craig
Ron Masak ... Sheriff
Dennis Burkley ... Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ... Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko Mike Bobenko ... Chuck Boran
Eddie Deezen ... Froggy
Keenan Wynn ... Colonel Farley
Roddy McDowall ... Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters Rick Walters ... Mike London
Simmy Bow Simmy Bow ... Gas Station Attendant
Joanna Lipari ... Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli Wendy Wernli ... Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere Michael Barrere ... Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The Original Sci-Fi Classic! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The Spanish title of the film is 'El Rayo Destructor Del Planeta Desconocido' which means The Destructive Beam of the Unknown Planet. See more »

Goofs

In a shot of the van from the front, after Billy blows up the Star Wars sign, the camera rig is visible on the left. See more »

Quotes

Hip Kid: Yeah, there I was, 30,000 feet straight up! Field full of frozen yo-yos and the string broke. I didn't falter! Just kept on going man! I knew Nirvana was straight around the corner. I turned the corner and ran smack into Betty Crocker! She was running across the sky yelling "You never outgrow your need for milk!" I looked at her, and I said, "Baby... you're something else!" Far out, man! Y'know what I mean?
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Crazy Credits

Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

Laserblast was edited down for its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1996. Among the scenes cut was a sequence where party guests are questioned at the police station about Chuck's car exploding, more conversations between Billy and Cathy, and more footage of Billy in alien monster mode destroying downtown - along with the sheriffs car being flipped. See more »

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Laserblast: As bad as the rating suggests
3 August 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

To my surprise this is actually a Fullmoon movie, the company well known only for cheesy horror films. Apparently they do sci-fi even worse.

Laserblast presently sits with a 2.6 rating on IMDB, which is astoundingly low. I didn't think for a second it would be that bad, it actually is.

It tells the story of a young man who finds a laser cannon in the desert, after wielding it and the necklace that came with it he is periodically transformed into a creature hellbent on destruction.

Looking at the cover you'd think the "Creature" was Gary Busey, in the film it's more an early Romero zombie.

The special effects are embarassing even for the time, the plot is riddled with holes and the whole thing comes off amateurish.

One of the worst films every made? No. Deserving of 2.6? Absolutely.

The Good:

Erm.....

The Bad:

Looks hideous

Just can't take it seriously

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Aliens are just giant turtles without shells who wear shiney gloves


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