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Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here (1988)

Insect-like aliens invade a small town. The local teenagers have been watching a sci-fi marathon in the local theater, and from those films they get ideas on how to fight the creatures.

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Robert Skotak (as George Maitland)

Writer:

Miller Drake
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janice Fabian Janice Fabian ... Joanie
Christian Lee Christian Lee ... Billy
Larry Bagby ... Tim (as Larry Bagby III)
Dana Young Dana Young ... Mike
David Dunham David Dunham ... Charlie
Charles Wycoff ... Willie
Cynthia Dale Scott ... Cashier (as Cynthia Scott)
Brian Nefsky Brian Nefsky ... Usher
Chuck Brill Chuck Brill ... Man with Popcorn
Elaine Edford Elaine Edford ... Nun
J. Collins Leavitt J. Collins Leavitt ... Sleeping Man
Bill Dunnam Bill Dunnam ... Sloppy Father
Debra Keck Debra Keck ... Sloppy Mother
Gloria Hurkos Gloria Hurkos ... Brat
Jan Miller Jan Miller ... Mrs. Kindley
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Insect-like aliens invade a small town. The local teenagers have been watching a sci-fi marathon in the local theater, and from those films they get ideas on how to fight the creatures.

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Filmed at the Old Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro California. See more »

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Features The Thing from Another World (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Die
Performed by Anthony R. Jones (as Tony Jones)
Words and Music by Anthony R. Jones (as Tony Jones)
Tones Music, ASCAP
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A clip-show disguised as a real movie
15 July 2008 | by KnatLouieSee all my reviews

Okay, when I got this movie (on Danish VHS for less than $2), I was expecting a low-budget cheesy movie, which would be good for a laugh or two.. but what I actually got was a muddled incomprehensible mess of a "movie", just above an hour in running-time (fortunately!), consisting mainly of clips from such "classics" as "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "The Blob" and - my personal favorite - "Reptilicus".. but why even bother to disguise this as a movie? Why not go all out and a make a 90-minute clip-show from the old classics?? Instead, we have these stupid characters, looking like something take straight from a random Troma-production, which have the potential to be very funny, but are all wasted as random movie-goers who sit and eat popcorn, annoy each other, and are one by one assimilated by these alien "bug-creatures", who plan on taking over the world by making people watch crappy movies, so they are distracted and can easily be taken over, "Invasion of the Body-Snatchers"-style.

Anyways, because of the constant inter-cutting between new footage and old clips, the viewer can't really understand what's actually going on, and is left with a bunch of random scenes, sloppily put together, only creating few giggles here and there, but overall leaves a "what-the-hell-is-going-on"-feeling, which isn't helped by the many different characters either.

Highlights: A random biker goes into the cinema and asks the alien with an elephant-trunk to give him some popcorn. He then proceeds to fetch 10 huge packs. Hardy-har-har.

1/10, only because 0/10 is not an option, and because some of the old clips were good.


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22 August 1988 (USA) See more »

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