INVADERS FROM MARS (1986)

INVADERS FROM MARS (1986)

Starring: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, James Karen, Bud Cort, Louise Fletcher

Director: Tobe Hooper

When a small town is invaded by Martians a little kid and his schoolteacher try to stop them before they take over the world using mind-controlling neck implants. Serious cinema goers find little of merit in this overblown remake of the 1953 sci-fi of the same name but for camp connoisseurs it’s a laugh and a half. The Martian designs are glorious and the big name cast has a field day. Karen Black does some of her best screaming and you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher eating a rubber frog. Directed by Tobe Hooper who made Cinema Fiasco’s other favourite sci-fi movie “Lifeforce”

 An invader from Mars.

An invader from Mars.