Strange Invaders (1983)


“[to FBI man, to whom she previously said that nobody takes the train any more] They took the train! – Mrs. Benjamin

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A etymology professor tries to save his son from the clutches of a group of aliens who have inhabited a small mid-western town.

My Take on it – Horrendous film that is quite silly and crazy the whole way through.

None of the characters are developed at all and the special effects are terribly cheesy the entire time.

The story makes very little sense and it’s clearly a mess from start to finish.

The fact that the film has a very talented cast gave me hopes that things wouldn’t be so bad, but things just got worse and worse as the story moved along instead.

I’m surprised that Louise Fletcher, Wallace Shawn, June Lockhart, Michael Lerner, Nancy Allen and Paul LeMat actually all were willing to partake in this terrible film.

Even once the main plot is explained, things don’t seem any more understandable and that takes so much away from things even more.

The biggest problem here is that the way that the story is outlined is done in a way that has potential, but the way that things play out takes all that potential and completely flushes it down the toilet because it all disappears as things move forward.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A photograph of Steven Spielberg, famous at the time this film was released for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), is seen in a file of photos of aliens at the Center for UFO Studies. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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