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Not of This World (1991)

An alien life form lands on earth and begins to feed off electricity, making it grow to enormous size. The authorities must stop it as it slithers cross-country towards a nuclear power plant.

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Jon Hess (as Jon Daniel Hess)

Writers:

Robert Glass (teleplay), Les Alexander (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Hartman ... Linda Fletcher
A Martinez ... Sheriff Tom Conway
Pat Hingle ... Doc Avery
Luke Edwards ... Billy Fletcher
Michael Greene ... Walt Tressie
Tracey Walter ... Henry
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Shikido
Tim Choate
Ivory Ocean Ivory Ocean
Ian Patrick Williams
Xander Berkeley ... Bruce MacNamara
Richard Grove ... A.J.
Stephen Prutting Stephen Prutting ... Pastor Williams
Richard Epcar ... Workman 1
Greg Natale Greg Natale ... Workman 2
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After a meteor shower in the countryside, a destructive alien bio-mechanic form arrives together with the meteors feeding of electricity. The engineer Linda Fletcher has returned from New York with her son Billy Fletcher to the farm of her father, the local doctor Avery, to be responsible for the construction of a power plant with Japanese investment. Her friend Walt Tressie has indicated her to the Japanese representative Mr. Shikido and she is pressed by the mayor Bruce MacNamara to accomplish the tight schedule to the commission of the power plant. Meanwhile Linda is seeing her former sweetheart and baseball player, Sheriff Tom Conway. After a couple of deaths, they learn that the creature must be destroyed to protect other towns. Will they succeed in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It feeds on electricity. It's killing the town. One woman's rage will give it the shock of its life.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Killers See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Better than the sci-fi made-for-TV today
23 November 2008 | by udar55See all my reviews

MIT Engineer and single mom Linda Fletcher (Lisa Hartman) has moved back to her small hometown to live with her dad (Pat Hingle) while she gets a new power plant online for Japanese businessman Shikido (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). While she starts a budding romance with Sheriff Conway (A Martinez), a meteor shower introduces a half-organic, half-machine alien that grows bigger and stronger when it eats electricity. Thankfully a new power plant isn't being built...oh, crap!

Not to be confused with the Corman NOT OF THIS EARTH flicks, this is a made-for-TV sci-fi flick from the era before The Sci-Fi Channel cornered the market and choked it to death. And while it isn't going to change the face of sci-fi, it is a funny little film with a surprising amount of goo and gore including an exploding body that still makes me wonder how it got past TV censors. Director Jon Hess cut his teeth on flicks like WATCHERS and ALLIGATOR II before this and he knows how to make a competent b-movie. Supporting cast members include William Sanderson, Xander Berkeley, Michael Greene, Luke Edwards and some dude named Ivory Ocean.


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