Alien Contamination (1981)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film, Creature Film  |   Release Date - Aug 2, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy, West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Following the surprising success of his cheapjack Star Wars knockoff, Star Crash, Italian director Luigi Cozzi was given the helm of this cheapjack Alien knockoff. An alien cyclops causes a man to cover the Earth with nasty eggs (sometimes made of silicone, sometimes close-ups of common olives). The eggs release gelatinous gunk which makes people explode, and it's all part of the alien's plan to take over the world. Cozzi, a less-talented protégé of Dario Argento, at least gets a good soundtrack by using his mentor's house band, Goblin, but delivers a bad film nonetheless. The director admits that the ludicrous monster was made of badly painted papier-mache, requiring 96 separate cuts to look convincing in its big scene. It didn't work.

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alien [not human], astronaut, egg, contamination, creature, man-eater, Mars, monster, outer-space, scheme, space-travel, virus, man-vs-aliens

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Low Artistic Quality, Low Budget, Low Production Values