2.9/10
778
33 user 22 critic

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)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Invading aliens are taking over the brains of folks in a small town.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Paul Jones, Marcia Scott, John Ray
Biohazard (1985)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Alien monster uses a psychic to try to take over the earth.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Aldo Ray, Angelique Pettyjohn, William Fair
Scalps (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A group of archeological students venture on Indian land for a dig. Unfortunately, they release an evil spirit who possesses one of them and starts killing the others.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Jo-Ann Robinson, Richard Hench, Roger Maycock
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

This is the story of four jewel thieves on the run who decide to hole up with a hillbilly couple until the search for them slackens off.

Directors: Donn Davison, Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Ashley Brooks, George Ellis, Trudy Moore
Evil Spawn (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Microbes are brought back to earth via a space probe from Venus. A scientist is using them in experiments on aging, but dies before the work is finished. His assistant approaches an aging ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth J. Hall, Ted Newsom, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bobbie Bresee, Drew Godderis, Dawn Wildsmith
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An American narcotics agent takes her squad to Mexico, where she must break up a drug-smuggling gang that has also kidnapped her boyfriend.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Kathy Shower, Brian Thompson, William Smith
Evil Toons (1992)
Animation | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Burt has a cleaning company and hires four women to clean an isolated house. They find an old book, a dagger and a soul shred and when one of them, Megan, reads an incantation, she unleashes an evil beast in our world.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: David Carradine, Arte Johnson, Dick Miller
The Tomb (1986)
Horror | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A tomb robber steals artifacts from an unmarked tomb in Egypt and sells them to different archeologists in America. This displeases the immortal woman whose tomb has been desecrated, so she... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, John Carradine, Sybil Danning
Deep Space (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Charles Napier, Ann Turkel, Bo Svenson
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A man comes across a gang of chainsaw-wielding prostitutes who hack people up for their cult.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, John Henry Richardson
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A trigger-happy cop agrees to work on a case during his suspension.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Richard Harrison, Troy Donahue, Dawn Wildsmith
Star Slammer (1986)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Sandy Brooke, Suzy Stokey, Ross Hagen
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

An earlier draft of the script was about giant killer leeches. This was later changed to zombies when Fred Olen Ray realized that leech costumes would be too expensive for the film's modest budget. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film a woman gets attacked after running away from hers and her boyfriend's broken down car. You see a zombie eating what is supposed to be her severed right hand but in one of the following shots you can see her right hand still attached to the body 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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If are looking for a movie real bad, this is a real bad movie
2 January 2001 | by ArizonaGeekSee all my reviews

I bought this movie on Ebay for $5 and watch it about once every 6 months or so. If I would have paid more than $5 for it, I would have felt cheated. This is a movie that you would watch just for the cheesy laughs you get out of it. There is gratuitous nudity and Buster Crabbe which was pretty much the reason why I bought this movie. This is a movie that cant be taken serious. Rent it or buy it purely for the lame "effects" and the terrible acting. It would not surprise me to find out that this film was made on a budget in par with some 10 year old kids milk money.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed