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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

The opening scene with the reporter was added to the movie at the last minute in order to pad the film's running time to a reasonable feature length. 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

Featured in You Won't Stop Screaming (1998) See more »

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Well it was bad, but it was short and it wasn't boring.
25 May 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes, this movie could be the very definition of low budget movie. The film quality sucks, the make-up makes the zombies in "Hell of the Living Dead" look oscar worthy, and at times it seems the movie is just one random scene after another. Still though, it was funny to watch and it is really short so it is over before you know it. How this movie got a special dvd release is beyond me when much better horror movies are a lot harder to find. This movie has a town infested with badly made up zombies that seem to suck blood and in other scenes seem to just want to kill. The story itself had potential, but the result on the screen is very low budget. Not a lot of gore, but there is some nudity to see in a rather pointless scene. The end is a bit abrupt too as nothing is really resolved at all. The zombies are also not very consistant as they can withstand gunfire, but a comb takes one of them out. Still though I have seen worse and it is a good movie to make fun of.


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