|The Galaxy Invader|
|Riffers|| Mike Nelson|
|Date Released||August 5, 2011|
The Galaxy Invader is a 1985 direct-to-video sci-fi film directed and co-written by Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler. The monster in the film bears a resemblance to the titular entity from Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film was shot entirely in Maryland. RiffTrax released their riff in August 2011.
Description and PreviewEdit
A glowing object careens toward the Earth. A young student sees it fall into the forest ahead of him. Several hours later, a young couple are terrified and wrestled to the ground in their basement by the monster known as the 'Galaxy Invader'. The alien is hunted by a gang of locals intent on cashing in on the creature.
Cast and CrewEdit
- Richard Ruxton as Joe Montague
- Faye Tilles as Carol Montague
- George Stover as J.J. Montague
- Greg Dohler as David Harmon
- Anne Frith as Ethel Montague
- Richard Dyszel as Dr. William Tracy
- Kim Dohler as Annie Montague
- Theresa Harold as Vickie Johnson
- Don Leifert as Frank Custor
- Glenn Barnes as Alien / Couple at Bar
- Cliff Lambert as Michael Smith
- Jerry Schuerholz as McGregor
- Paul Wilson as Thompson
- David W. Donoho as Giddings
- Doug Moran as Turner
- "Dammit, Great Gazoo! Stop showing off!"
The Great Gazoo was a small green alien visitor who tormented (and occasionally aided) Fred Flintstone on the animated TV comedy "The Flintstones".
- "Charles Starkweather is confused!"
In keeping with Mike's comments about the film feeling "like a serial killer", he references Charles Starkweather, a man who killed 10 people during January of 1958, when he was 19 years old.
- "Hello? Can I get a 'Greatest American Hero' suit, at least?"
"The Greatest American Hero" was a TV action-comedy series that originally aired during the early 1980s. It concerned a high-school teacher who was given a special costume by benevolent alien beings. The suit gave him super-human abilities, but he had lost the instructions so he was not able to use it most effectively, often with comic results (similar to Pumaman).