Although you might think that this is just another eighties flick, you are wrong (about the “just” part, it’s still from the 80s, don’t worry). With a great and very original story, full of twists and turns, it keeps fast paced action and mystery ’till the end. And when you add aliens to this story you get strangely pleasant creature movie. The cast is excellent and you could already see that Kyle MacLachlan is going to be a great actor with support from experienced Michael Nouri, routinely playing veteran detective. Also here you will see Ed O’Ross not playing Russian bad guy, which is a true rarity. What started out as a simple action/thriller will soon turn into a supernatural horror, still keeping previous elements and maintaining high quality. And of course this wouldn’t be a true 80s cult masterpiece, without some humor, adding more to the whole entertaining vibe of the flick. I noticed quite a good soundtrack featuring some really good thrash/speed metal songs, because it seems whenever you wanna go on a killing rampage you have to listen to metal. Nowadays they play these gay bands, and compared to the eighties it would be the same like Kurgan listening to Justin Bieber in his car (I still haven’t finished rant on Jennifer’s Body where this is obvious)…

After a regular citizen Jack DeVries robs a bank and starts acting like a homicidal maniac, detective Tom Beck is assigned to solve this crime. With no priors or history of mental illness crimes seem really strange, but detective Beck has only one thing on his mind and that is catching the bad guy. But when another citizen with a similar background does the same thing, he will be puzzled by the nature of the crimes. To his help comes Lloyd Gallagher an FBI agent, who’s been tracking this criminal much longer (much, much longer). As the massacre continues, they will have to join forces to unravel the mystery between seemingly unconnected murders committed by different regular people…

Director: Jack Sholder

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder, Clu Gulager, Ed O’Ross

Fun Facts: The transfer of the alien from DeVries into Jonathan Miller was accomplished by stop-motion photography. During the stops, stage hands would work at stuffing the creature model into the mock head. Actor William Boyett, upon seeing the alien going into “his” mouth, was so disgusted he refused to watch and actually left the room.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093185/

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