Invaders From Mars

Invaders From Mars

Directed by Tobe Hooper

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Little David Gardner's starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their evil plan on unsuspecting earthlings. Terrified as the aliens take over the minds of his parents and even his schoolmates, David must find a way to stop them before they turn the whole human race into brain-dead zombies!

Little David Gardner's starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their evil plan on unsuspecting earthlings.

Cast: Bud Cort, Hunter Carson, James Karen, Karen Black, Laraine Newman

Member Reviews

One of my all-time classic favorites. If you enjoyed this one, definitely do yourself a favor and watch the original old B-flick, which is all kinds of weird, despite having no budget whatsoever.

RayJ
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5 hours ago

Somehow I missed this one back in the day. It was released at the height of the Cannon Golan/Globus era. Tobe Hooper remakes a 1953 sci-fi cheesefest with awesome set and creature design. (The Martian Leader definitely feels like a cousin of Krang from TMNT.) Unfortunately the plot is an inferior version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" without the social commentary. The kid in the main role has a "so bad it's good" performance, and there's also some classic scenery chewing from Karen Black. The film drags at times, and the Martians' overall goals are never fully explored or explained, but overall this is worth a watch for the retro vibes.

schwartztastic
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5 days ago

One of my childhood favorites, along with The Gate and Dolls. 5 skulls.

Wolf_Daddy
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1 week ago

Uneven, but the kid is only mildly annoying, and the alien stuff is all really cool

LexiWest
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1 week ago

Always enjoyed this one. A classic.

ARoss
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1 week ago