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The Alien Dead (1980)

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Fred Olen Ray (screenplay), Martin Nicholas (screenplay) (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Crabbe ... Sheriff Kowalski
Ray Roberts Ray Roberts ... Tom Corman (as Raymond Roberts)
Linda Lewis Linda Lewis ... Shawn Michaels
George Kelsey George Kelsey ... Emmet Michaels
Mike Bonavia Mike Bonavia ... Miller Haze
Dennis Underwood Dennis Underwood ... Deputy Campbell
John Leirier John Leirier ... Paisley
Rich Vogan Rich Vogan ... Krelboin
Martin Nicholas Martin Nicholas ... Doc Ellerbe (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
Norman Riggins Norman Riggins ... Mr. Griffith
Nancy Kranz Nancy Kranz ... Mrs. Griffith (as Nancy Karnz)
Ellena Contello Ellena Contello ... Mae Hawkins (as Ellena Contella)
Shelley Youngren Shelley Youngren ... Angry Wife
Fred Olen Ray ... Pool Player
Chuck Sumner Chuck Sumner ... Gordon / Zombie
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Storyline

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. Once they run out of alligators, they start going for the citizens. A local scientist tries to figure out what's happening to people once they start disappearing. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Bodies Are Dead: The Remains Live On... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Fell from the Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Oviedo, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Fred Olen Ray drove Buster Crabbe to the set. See more »

Goofs

An old lady gets stabbed with a three-pronged pitchfork and four prongs come out of her back! See more »

Quotes

Tom Corman: What do you think about, Shawn?
Shawn Michaels: I don't know. Growing up. Getting out of the swamp. Eating hamburgers. Stuff like that.
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Connections

References The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) See more »

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25th Anniversary!
9 August 2005 | by kzintichmeeSee all my reviews

I saw this in Sun Coast, billed as the 25th Anniversary Edition. I saw Buster Crabbe's name and thought, "How bad can it be?". It is hilariously bad. My buddy who is a cono...conisue...knows a lot about zombie movies laughed just when it was supposed to be "serious". Good grade Z stuff. I sent Fred Olen Ray a thank you email. The DVD is worth it for the picture of Miss Kim in the website space in the special features. The guy that plays the idiotic deputy said in the interview(!) that he ended up with 300k. Not too shabby considering this movie only cost 12k. The chick on the cover looks kind of like Linda Blair from The Exorcist. Some nice looking babes in this, with some half decent t&a. Good for fans of low grade horror and I know you are out there.


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