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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.


Laurence Jacobs (as Larry Jacobs), Mark Stock




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


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


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


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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Edited from Destination Moon (1950) See more »


Saturday Night
Composed & Arranged by Bill R. Crain
Vocals by Alan Manning
Recorded at
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One of the worst SF movies ever
30 July 2006 | by movies-259See all my reviews

This is an extremely pitiful example of a modern attempt to spoof the B-movies of the Fifties, but it only succeeds in demonstrating very poor taste of everyone involved. Both the plot and its resolution are unsatisfying. The main setting is a small town movie theater showing B-movie and serial sci-fi (how ironic -- not) with an audience consisting of unsympathetic characters that you don't care about. The plot, if you can call it that, concerns some Really Ugly Martian invaders who apparently like to butter their popcorn with human blood and body parts. Then there are the 3 Space Patrol types. Are they time travelers from Earth's future? Are they heroes? I'm not really sure -- I was too bored to pay close attention.

Three-quarters of the way through, I switched to watching a TV show. The next day, I forced myself to watch the remainder -- what a waste of time! This movie is gross and has virtually no redeeming qualities whatsoever except perhaps for the lovely, futuristic Margi Robbins (only movie). Poor Ann Robinson (War of the Worlds) reached a low point of her career when she appeared in this 1988 yawner. If you like B-movies spoofs, a far better example is "The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra".

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14 May 1988 (France) See more »

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Attack from Mars See more »

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