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Title:   The Alien Factor
Director:   Don Dohler
Year:   1978
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.22.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.22.07Terror Thursday No-Budget Bawlmer production about a group of aliens that come down and start wreaking havoc until a rogue adventurer figures out how to kill them. On the surface, this movie is pretty rough. It's clear they were working with no money, local actors (the sheriff especially), no resources, and no help from anyone. It actually reminded me a lot of the little crappy half-movies me and my friends made in middle and high school (probably helped a lot by the fact that it was the same exact terrain, maybe 75 miles away from where they shot this), except we were lazy and kids and never finished anything and this guy managed to have full-body costumes and double exposures and monster animation and we just had a Freddy mask filled with a red towel and a vial of Re-Animator-esque glowing liquid. So taken in that context I have a lot of respect for this movie... and although a lot of the readings were klunky (and thanks for laughing at every line, small group of jerkasses in the theater ruining it for everyone else), I thought the story was surprisingly well thought out.

It's basically a precursor to Critters, but I loved how the different alien beasts were different species with different methods of killing and weaknesses to death. And that perspective shot of the alien ship was pretty sweet. I dunno, I think this movie might get labelled as crap by most but I found a lot of heart in it.
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