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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.

Director:

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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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Features It Conquered the World (1956) 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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Gosh... I really don't know what to say.
5 August 2009 | by sickeningjarSee all my reviews

I was after the BBC DVD of Invasion: Earth, that really rather good mini series, but somehow received this terrible dross in the mail. I never suspected for a minute it would be a serious horror film; yet neither did I suspect it would be this tragically incoherent mess. There are theoretically good ideas: The now-irrelevant commentary on the human condition of wasting time in movie theatres, could have been a good basis for exploration, but it is hokey and poorly executed. The various pastiches of sci-fi horrors of the B movie days, while obviously a good idea on paper, are also horribly done. This is probably given that the low budget prevented any good material. But in the face of a low budget, most films of this ilk would have some truly clever dialogue, but not in this movie. The only redeeming feature comes from that which the film makers didn't even accomplish themselves. That is, to say, the clips of the B movie films of the bygone era of cinema, are a fun nostalgia trip. Unfortunately, you'll find yourself being irritatingly interrupted from watching classic moments from films such as Them, and The Blob, by the amateurish and childish plot.

AVOID LIKE SWINE FLU.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftokratoria eisvoleon See more »

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