Ten cent movies: Extraterrestrial Visitors

A while back, I spent a whopping $5 on this 50-movie set, Sci-fi Invasion. That adds up to 10 cents per movie. Today’s movie, from 1983, is called Extraterrestrial Visitors, and… wait… there’s something familiar about this one. It’s Pod People!

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Here’s what happens: In this E.T. rip-off, a kid befriends a diminutive alien named “Trumpy,” while other aliens have malicious intent for a rock band and some hunters out in the woods. It really is Pod People.

Speculative spectacle: Trumpy has telekinetic powers. Pod People.

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Sleaze factor: Rick, the guy who sings in the rock band, treats the girls in his group like crap. There’s alien-on-human violence out in the woods. Ugh, Pod People.

Quantum quotables: After recording a song, Rick gives an “OK” sign and declares, “It stinks!” (Pod People)

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What the felgercarb? Am I really watching Pod People?

Microcosmic minutiae: This DVD calls the movie Extraterrestrial Visitors, but of course it’s famous (infamous?) by its other name, Pod People, where it was featured on a much-loved episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Also, it’s one of my personal favorite episodes. Track down a copy of that episode (Keep circulating the tapes!) and watch it instead.

Epic crossover: Judge Bill Gibron reviewed the MST3K version of Pod People as part of the MST3K Vol. 2 set. Read it here.

Worth 10 cents? Freakin’ Pod People.

Want more? Check out my book, CINE HIGH, now available for the Kindle and the free Kindle app.

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About Mac McEntire

Author of CINE HIGH. amazon.com/dp/B00859NDJ8
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