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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 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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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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They Came from Outer Space to Eat the Living! See more »

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Trivia

Paul Blaisdell offered to do the special effect of the meteor falling down from the sky, but ultimately was turned down because he wanted to be paid a thousand dollars for said special effect. See more »

Goofs

When the blonde woman is coming around her car towards her house, she trips over a cable or wire from the equipment 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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Hilariously bad and cheap zombie flick.
21 July 2007 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

The premise of "Alien Dead" is that a space-born disease infected a bunch of bayou rednecks and after they finished up all the alligators they start eating the locals.Fred Olen Ray's "Alien Dead" is so bad that it quickly becomes hilarious.The acting is utterly terrible,only veteran actor Buster Crabbe can act.The makeup consists of Halloween masks for the male zombies and the women are mostly leggy hot blonds with white and black face paint.There is also a decent amount of gore including some cannibalistic feasts.I have seen plenty of awful zombie flicks including "The Chilling","Zombie Lake" or "Zombie Brigade" and I must say that "Alien Dead" is at least watchable,if you are in the right mood.That's why I give it 5 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Oviedo, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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