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Bad Channels (1992)

An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

Director:

Ted Nicolaou

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), Jackson Barr (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Factor ... Willis
Martha Quinn Martha Quinn ... Lisa Cummings
Aaron Lustig ... Vernon Locknut
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Corky
Roumel Reaux Roumel Reaux ... Flip Humble
Paul Hipp ... Dan O'Dare
Rodney Ueno Rodney Ueno ... Moon
Sonny Carl Davis ... Peanut
Charlie Spradling ... Cookie
Steve Tietsort Steve Tietsort ... Trucker
Ron Keel Ron Keel ... Grits / Truck Stop Band
Alex Bookston Alex Bookston ... Mr. Baker
Daryl Strauss Daryl Strauss ... Bunny
Michael Caldwell Michael Caldwell ... Goofy Guy
Allison Gammon Allison Gammon ... Goofy Girl
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Storyline

An alien lands in a small town and promptly takes over the local radio station. The disk jockey, Dan O' Dare, well known for his publicity stunts, becomes a hostage. The alien uses the radio station and Dan's amused audience to target and subsequently shrink women for his collection. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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Killer music. Alien airwaves. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosmo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Full Moon Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the alien is approaching the radio building, its shadow is cast the wrong way in contrast to the street-lamp. See more »

Quotes

Peanut: This son of a bitch is crazier than a tree full of owls!
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Amiable nonsense.
8 March 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Here's a sci-fi / horror B flick for the MTV generation, a positively goofy and cartoonish piece of lightly entertaining trash. Paul Hipp stars as "Dangerous" Dan O'Dare, a controversial radio disc jockey doing a marathon at isolated station KDUL. Well, along comes an alien, a bipedal monstrosity with a hilariously oversized head and a faithful robot. The alien (Michael Deak) takes over the station, and puts into a motion a plot to kidnap and shrink hot young woman by hypnotizing them with rock video styled visions.

"Bad Channels" has to rank as one of the silliest things that Full Moon produced. If one is looking for "cheese ball" entertainment, they could do worse than this. The various rock acts are passable, with Sykotik Sinfoney rating as the WTF highlight. This act dresses in various costumes and plays some pretty absurd stuff. All of the creature and makeup effects are pretty tacky, but that may only add to the appeal for some in the audience. That robot has to be seen to be believed.

The cast is basically okay. It is cool to see MTV VJ Martha Quinn in one of the leading roles, as ace reporter Lisa Cummings. The cast includes other familiar faces as Aaron Lustig, Ian Patrick Williams, Michael Huddleston, and Sonny Carl Davis. Sexy co-stars Charlie Spradling, Daryl Strauss, and Melissa Behr give it all their all as they dance away in what they think are these rock videos.

The truly worthy component is a score by the veteran rock band Blue Oyster Cult. Folks do have to wait through the closing credits for the best joke in the movie, a cameo by a Full Moon franchise character. As always, it's a pleasure to see this actor in anything.

Five out of 10.


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