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Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)

A Martian begins to attack the patrons and staff of a movie theater during the 1950's as a low budget science fiction film plays on the screen.

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Laurence Jacobs (as Larry Jacobs), Mark Stock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Clarke ... Col Carlyle
Ann Robinson ... Dr. Sylvia Van Buren
David Staffer David Staffer
Tom Hutsler Tom Hutsler
Margi Robbins Margi Robbins ... (as Margie Robbins)
Mary Stevens Mary Stevens
Duke Howze Duke Howze
Andrew Goodman Andrew Goodman
Lori Davis Lori Davis
Tamara Sue Hill Tamara Sue Hill
Susan Murphy Susan Murphy
Brad Bittiker Brad Bittiker
Stuart Allen Stuart Allen
Charity Case Charity Case
Dwayne Clark Dwayne Clark
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Storyline

Set in the '50s in a movie theatre showing a serial called "Space Patrol," this particular episode being "Back from the Future." The evil scientist on the serial goes back to the '50s and his crew members have to chase him. Meanwhile at the theatre, patrons busy themselves doing strange things. An alien has landed and is eliminating theatre staff and patrons. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack from Mars See more »

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Ultra Stereo
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Trivia

Filmed in 1984, not released until 1988. See more »

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Although the movie on-screen flashes that it's a Republic serial in color, Republic never made a color serial. See more »

Quotes

Fat nerd: [excitedly] Over there! It's the Sweater Girl from Mars! There she is! I'll bet she's got nipples as big as flapjacks!
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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet As A Song
Words & Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Vocals by Andrew Goodman
Copyright by Robbins Music
CBS Music, United Artists
Recorded at Kingsound-Hollywood
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Disappointing. No, wait... Disgusting.
10 June 2007 | by Silent_LarrySee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of bad movies, b-movies, and spoofs of the above. Keep that in mind when I say; I found watching this movie to be *painful*. The level of humor is on a child's level, but I wouldn't show this movie to a child who's therapy I had to pay for. Worse; this is literally two bad movies in one...

There is the main story which attempts to be a "spoof" of a horror movie, and the film-within-film which is allegedly a spoof and/or reprise of the 50's classic TV serial "Space Patrol". Both fail miserably. The Space Patrol "homage" IN NO WAY evokes the old TV show, aside from lifting some of the character's names. Ann Robinson and Robert Clarke deserved better than this. I'll say this for it; it actually attempts to spoof of SF genre here and there. The killer robot's weakness was the only gag I laughed at in the entire movie. Still; it completely misses relating to Space Patrol or 50s TV SF.

The wrap-around horror movie "spoof" is so juvenile, the humor so pitiful; it's embarrassing just to watch... and I mean I *actually* felt embarrassed while watching it all by myself. Yeah, THAT embarrassing. Little or no thought to actually spoofing the genre, just a bad horror movie with a bunch of random gags tossed in. (I suspect the reason it was made was they probably couldn't complete the "space-patrol" film, and the rest was essentially padding.)

I was bored throughout. I have a collection of bad b-movies which I love like crazy, but you couldn't pay me to watch this again. Well... OK you *could*, but we're talking three figures at least.


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