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Xtro (1982)

A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Sayer ... Sam Phillips
... Rachel Phillips
Danny Brainin ... Joe Daniels
... Analise Mercier
Simon Nash ... Tony Phillips
Peter Mandell ... Clown
David Cardy ... Michael
Anna Wing ... Mrs. Goodman
... Doctor
Katherine Best ... Jane
Robert Pereno ... Ben
Sean Crawford ... Commando (as Tok)
Tim Dry ... Monster (as Tik)
Susie Silvey ... Woman in Cottage
Arthur Whybrow ... Mr. Knight
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Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide what her feelings are for her two men. Sam is not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Director Harry Bromley Davenport stated in an interview on the DVD release that the bizarre atmosphere of the film was completely unintentional. See more »

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In the prologue, Tony and Sam are seen together before Sam's abduction. The movie then fast forwards to three years later. Despite this, Tony doesn't seem to have aged at all. He still looks the same age throughout the whole movie. See more »

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A twisted sci-fi horror film.
27 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Xtro (1983) scared me when I was a kid. The very idea of a kid's being tormented by aliens freaked me out big time. The special effects were graphic and sticky from what I remembered. I wish this movie was available to rent because the only copy I could find to watch is the very first one that was released during the early 80's. I am surprised that this film isn't widely recognized as one of the nastiest and bloody horror films of it's time period. Two scenes tripped me out big time, one involving the father and the other with the poor kid and his G.I. Joe doll.

Priceless stuff. I would recommended a viewing of this strange film if you could find a decent copy.


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