The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981)

Genres - Comedy, Horror, Musical, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This painfully dull Alien parody pits an inept spaceship crew against a mutating, one-eyed walking manure pile that grows out of an organic lump they obtained on a remote planet. When the token mad scientist (Patrick Macnee, whose hammy performance provides one of the film's few real laughs) determines that the creature's lethal attacks on the crew are only a self-protective fear reaction, he casts aside what few ethics he might have had to keep the crew from frying it. Since the entire crew (led by Leslie Nielsen) are blithering idiots, they fail to realize the creature's true intentions until Macnee hooks it up to a voice synthesizer, through which it performs the lovely soft-shoe number "I Want to Eat Your Face" (providing the film's other real laugh). Those expecting Airplane!-style antics from Nielsen will be sadly disappointed by his deadpan performance. Written and directed by Bruce Kimmel, who previously worked with co-star Cindy Williams in The First Nudie Musical. Enough said.




alien [not human], creature, astronaut, mad-scientist, monster, outer-space, scientist, space-exploration, spacecraft, crew, planet, space, doctor/nurse