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The Arrival (1991)

An old man, who has been near a fallen meteor, starts to get younger and younger, with a terrible thirst for blood.


David Schmoeller


Kevin Daniel Ljoka (as Daniel Ljoka)
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Agent Mills
Joseph Culp ... Young Max Page
Robin Frates Robin Frates ... Connie
Robert Sampson ... Max Page
Geoff Hansen Geoff Hansen ... Clark
Danna Garen Danna Garen ... Susan
Danny Fendley ... Jeff
Ami Rothschild Ami Rothschild ... Sunny
Kim Sill ... Leslie (as Kim Dawson)
Amy Lemmon Amy Lemmon ... Tina
Jason Bach Jason Bach ... Dr. Johnson
Brad Mills Brad Mills ... Michael
Stuart Gordon ... Biker
Dean Minerd Dean Minerd ... Hank
Bill Brochtrup ... Ace


When an old man witnesses a strange meteor land, he finds himself growing younger, but his renewed youth has a price; he must kill or die. He is a vampire, but it is not blood he needs to satisfy his cravings. A series of murders in which several women are brutally slain leads the police on a confusing chase across several states. Written by <tfoster@msdist.com>

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A man discovers the price of youth...kill or die! See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi


R | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


First film featuring Carolyn Purdy-Gordon not to be directed by her husband Stuart Gordon. She had never desired to become a full-time film actress and thus, only appeared in films directed by her husband up until this one, which she did as a personal favor because her husband cameos in the film and was friends with David Schmoeller. She would only do two other films not involved with Stuart Gordon: Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012) and ABCs of Death 2.5 (2016). See more »

Alternate Versions

The Global Multimedia DVD features a heavily edited 90-minute cut as "The Unwelcomed." See more »


Referenced in Dollman (1991) See more »


Danger Man
Composed by Fuzzbee Morse
Courtesy of Fuzzbee Morse (BMI)
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Imaginative science fiction/slasher......
7 January 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"The Arrival" has one great thing going for it, a highly imaginative script. An alien parasite from a meteor crash infests a 73 year old grandfather who after coming back from the near death infestation experience begins to rapidly grow younger. A side effect of this fountain of youth syndrome turns him into a killer, who regularly needs estrogen charged blood from female victims. The movie is surprisingly enjoyable for a low budget film. John Saxon, Michael J. Pollard, and Stuart Gordon, are used to good effect. Throw in some nudity, a lesbian love scene, some well placed humor, and all else can be forgiven. Not bad entertainment. - MERK

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Release Date:

February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unwelcomed See more »

Filming Locations:

Fallbrook, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Del Mar Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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