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Evil Spawn (1987)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 October 1989 (Taiwan)
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 »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobbie Bresee Bobbie Bresee ... Lynn Roman
Drew Godderis ... Ross Anderson
Dawn Wildsmith Dawn Wildsmith ... Evelyn Avery (as Donna Shock)
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Harry (as Jerry Fox)
Melissa Moore ... Monica Roarke
John Terrence John Terrence ... Brent
Pamela Gilbert Pamela Gilbert ... Elaine
Mark Anthony Mark Anthony ... Mark Randall
Leslie Eve Leslie Eve ... Tracy
Chis Kobin Chis Kobin ... Will
Sue Mashaw Sue Mashaw ... Betty
Gary J. Levinson Gary J. Levinson ... Dr. Leibowitz
Michael Deak ... Det. Samanski
Roger McCoin Roger McCoin ... Bordona
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Pool Guy
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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 actress who is being passed by for the lead roles, and she injects the serum hoping to become young again. When the actress is still passed up for the plum roles, the alien bacterium transforms her into a hideous bug-like alien resulting in a predictable attrition problem amongst her detractors. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Tonight she will love again and kill again.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1989 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Within See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Producer Fred Olen Ray is the only constant throughout the history of the project. He directed and produced the ambiguous scene between John Carradine and Dawn Wildsmith (then Mrs. Ray), ostensibly for a Frankenstein film; he produced (but did not direct) the whole of "Evil Spawn," written to include pre-extant Carradine footage; and he produced the re-edited "remake," "Alien Within." The approximately 35 minutes of new footage was shot in and around his home in Hollywood. See more »

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"Alien Within" vs. "Evil Spawn"
5 July 2006 | by bwana-beastSee all my reviews

The original EVIL SPAWN was completed and released in the halcyon days of video, when just about anything that was made could find its way onto product hungry rental shelves and turn a profit for all involved. It is an okay low budget horror item. The revised and revamped ALIEN WITHIN inserts new footage with venerable genre stalwarts Richard Harrison and Gordon Mitchell, and twists the storyline in a different direction. The revised ALIEN WITHIN will be of interest to fans of these veteran actors and Fred Olen Ray. I believe Ray was involved with the original film, and ended up with the rights after some litigation, and elected to make the revisions with new footage. ALIEN WITHIN showed on TV and came out on video from a small outfit, MNTX, which also released Brett McCormick's MACON COUNTY WAR (with Dan Haggerty). I prefer the new version, but that's just my opinion.


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