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Alien Species (1996)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi
Five miles below the surface of planet Earth, a new fear is born.

Director:

Peter Maris

Writer:

Nancy Newbauer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Napier ... Sheriff Nate Culver
Hoke Howell ... Professor Edgar Chambers
David Homb David Homb ... Aaron Doyle
Jodi Seronick Jodi Seronick ... Carol Nelson
Marc Robinson Marc Robinson ... Paul Towers
Robert Thompson Robert Thompson ... Deputy Ty Larsen
Kurt Paul Kurt Paul ... Deputy Harlan Banks
Ashley Semrick Ashley Semrick ... Stacy Chambers
Aaron Jettleson Aaron Jettleson ... Max Poindexter
Barbara Fierentino Barbara Fierentino ... Holly Capers
Master Dave Johnson Master Dave Johnson ... Deputy David Stevens (as David Johnson)
Roger Glugston Roger Glugston ... Mr. Justice
Lisa Donette May Lisa Donette May ... Denise Justice (as Lisa May)
Michael Tremont Michael Tremont ... Tommy
Michael Reed Michael Reed ... Farmer
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Storyline

A fleet of UFOs is circling the Earth and a top scientist races to discover their true intentions for the planet. When the UFOs begin an attack on Earth, the scientist finds himself thrown in with a sheriff and his deputies transporting some prisoners to jail. The unlikely group is forced to seek shelter from the attack in a nearby cave, not knowing how significant the location is to the alien's plans. Written by DJ Heinlein

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Five Miles Below the Surface of the Planet ... a New Fear is Born.

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Alien Species - Die Nacht der Invasion See more »

Filming Locations:

Clovis, California, USA

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Color
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Trivia

A sequel, "Alien Species 2: The Invasion", was announced in the credits, but never produced. See more »

Goofs

During and after the cave scene, the cuts and bruises on the face of Carol and Stacy constantly appear and disappear. See more »

Crazy Credits

Coming Soon: Alien Species 2 - The Invasion See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

COLORADO BLUE
Lyric by Joan Carol Stone and Mikal Masters
Music by Mikal Masters
Performed by Garth Phillips
Courtesy of Showdown Records
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Too Lame for Comedy, Too Crappy for Cult
15 October 2009 | by CedarEdenSee all my reviews

I downloaded this movie from the New York Public Library, more to see how the NYPL system worked than to watch a movie. SciFi is one of my favorite genres and this TITLE popped up on top. A is for Alien, after all.

As it began playing, I just had to log onto IMDb to see if maybe this movie was, perhaps, a sci-fi COMEDY. Alas, no. The movie is too lame to be comedy, too crappy (in all the wrong ways) to develop a cult following. From the get-go, the plot is overly convenient. Gadget geeks will love the c.1990s video monitors in the opening scene. . . "Hey, you are supposed to be watching those monitors?" "Come quick, look what just appeared on the monitors!"

1996? Looks like a time warp back into the 1980s. Check out the posters on the wall. And how about those first contact graphical special effects? What IS that software playing "Galileo 2 Raw Data Feed.wav?" On a "KFC monitor?! The lead actor didn't really pull off geeky, and his female counterpart just looked like her wardrobe came from the set of "Sexy Secretaries Gone Wild."

But, I did watch it until the end, searching for signs of intelligent life (and more bad sets and lousy effects). It is one of those movies you can have fun making fun of, a la MST3K


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