The Alien Dead (1980) - Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

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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. ...

IMDB: 2.9
Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ray Roberts
Length: 74 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 12 out of 33 found boring (36.36%)

One-line Reviews (18)

" then either you fell asleep, or worse...

Still, the movie is too full of boring exposition and the action gets repetitive very quickly.

I enjoyed it enough to not want to throw it away.

Not a lot of gore, but there is some nudity to see in a rather pointless scene.

worth the watch.

Action is slow and level of direction makes H.

Boring and Slow .

The script, editing, acting and makeup effects are breath taking in how awful they are, yet its way too long and tedious to be unintentionally funny, life is too short to waste it watching a film like this.

But for a film made in 1979 for $12,000 by a young filmmaker with little experience (that would be Fred Olen Ray, who by this time has directed over 100 films of various levels of worth), this is okay and has some enjoyable moments.

Fred Olen Ray's first (completed) film is workmanlike, if a bit predictable, and of course displays his twin hallmarks, gratuitous nudity and gratuitous violence.

The movie was at least entertaining to watch throughout.

The film becomes a bore at some point, despite his very low runtime, is a hard film to sit through.

the banal, no big freakin' deal plot copiously rips off both "Night of the Living Dead" and "Shock Waves": A fallen meteorite causes a bunch of bayou bumpkins to plumb mutate into ferocious, rot-faced, amphibious cannibalistic zombies who attack and devour lots of totally deserving hillbilly dorks and dorkettes in a heretofore sleepy and uneventful Florida swamp hamlet.

A tedious, snail-paced film.

My personal pick for the worst movie ever.

The Alien Dead is another strong candidate for "worst movie EVER.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen with some atrocious production values (including hazy sound, often unfocused photography, and absolutely no close ups).

The choppy editing, lousy cinematography (the frequent excruciatingly slow fade-outs are especially crude while the strenuously drawn out slow-motion zombie attack is downright sad to behold), poor, scratchy, badly synced sound, lame, phony minimalistic make-up f/x, and comparably dismal (extremely less than) special f/x (the crashing meteorite resembles a large orange flair) are uniformly pathetic.