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The Alien Dead (1980)

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Fred Olen Ray (screenplay), Martin Nicholas (screenplay) (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Crabbe ... Sheriff Kowalski
Ray Roberts Ray Roberts ... Tom Corman (as Raymond Roberts)
Linda Lewis Linda Lewis ... Shawn Michaels
George Kelsey George Kelsey ... Emmet Michaels
Mike Bonavia Mike Bonavia ... Miller Haze
Dennis Underwood Dennis Underwood ... Deputy Campbell
John Leirier John Leirier ... Paisley
Rich Vogan Rich Vogan ... Krelboin
Martin Nicholas Martin Nicholas ... Doc Ellerbe (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
Norman Riggins Norman Riggins ... Mr. Griffith
Nancy Kranz Nancy Kranz ... Mrs. Griffith (as Nancy Karnz)
Ellena Contello Ellena Contello ... Mae Hawkins (as Ellena Contella)
Shelley Youngren Shelley Youngren ... Angry Wife
Fred Olen Ray ... Pool Player
Chuck Sumner Chuck Sumner ... Gordon / Zombie
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A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. Once they run out of alligators, they start going for the citizens. A local scientist tries to figure out what's happening to people once they start disappearing. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Bodies Are Dead: The Remains Live On... See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Final screen appearance of Buster Crabbe. See more »

Goofs

An old lady gets stabbed with a three-pronged pitchfork and four prongs come out of her back! See more »

Quotes

Tom Corman: What do you think about, Shawn?
Shawn Michaels: I don't know. Growing up. Getting out of the swamp. Eating hamburgers. Stuff like that.
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References Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) See more »

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Crappy, though some horror movie freaks may appreciate this
8 April 2013 | by raiquerlt1See all my reviews

Yes, as you might be thinking, this movie sucks hard. However, it may paradoxically be a good choice for horror fans who just want to laugh hard at a so-bad-it's-good movie. I gave it 3 stars, but it could as well be an epic 9 star movie, if it just pay more attention to the pace. The film becomes a bore at some point, despite his very low runtime, is a hard film to sit through. And this is a mistake a crappy horror/comedy flick like this shouldn't do. The FX are utter crap, which actually is a good thing, since you can't avoid to be amused by the halloween masks that the production use as make up. Alien Dead is a funny movie, but it's drag too much and that's almost a unforgivable fault.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Oviedo, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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