Film (1986). Altar/Empire. Executive producer Charles Band. Directed by Ted Nicolaou. Written by Nicolaou. Cast includes Chad Allen, Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham, Jonathan Gries and Mary Woronov. 83 minutes. Colour.
This lurid exploitation-movie-cum-satire has good moments. A hungry Alien beast first appears on the television screen, then materializes in the house, of wife-swapping vulgarians, a Survivalist grandfather, military-minded son and heavy-metal-obsessed daughter. With admirable joviality the beast eats and dissolves most of them one by one, along with others, later reproducing their heads when necessary. Earth's only hope, the interstellar policeman who pursues it, is summarily dispatched by a television horror-show hostess who mistakes him for the monster. [PN]
see also: Monster Movies.
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