Alien Warning (1980)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This goofy sci-fi/horror nonsense plays like '50s-style alien-invasion schlock with a dollop of '80s-style blood and gore. The invasion -- such as it is -- is perpetrated on various backwoods hunters and campers by a scarcely-seen alien that looks like a menacing Star Trek guest star in a glam-rock outfit. The alien's rather simple frontal attack employs an arsenal of toothy, pulsating frisbees that glow in the dark and glom onto the necks and backs of various flannel-clad denizens of the woods. That's about it... oh, and there's a few reliable character actors on hand to spout silly dialogue. Jack Palance plays a crusty hunter who fancies the alien stuffed and mounted, not caring that it plans to do the same to him (now there's a trophy); Martin Landau turns in an eye-rolling performance as the local lunatic, whose paranoid ravings presage those of his character in the feature film The X-Files. Also known as It Came Without Warning.

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agent [representative], alcoholism, alien [not human], attack, camping, Canada, coward, creature, espionage, guilt, prey, role-playing, self-hate, carnivore, craziness, warning