THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009:
THE ALIEN FACTOR (1978)
Plot Synopsis: An interstellar spacecraft crash lands on earth! Contained within the ship are several strange and unusual creatures which escape and wreak havoc on the small town of Perry Hill. The local sheriff must team with a mysterious stranger to stop the rampaging monsters, while the mayor is breathing down his neck to keep a lid on the murders so a multi-million dollar amusement park can be built nearby.
Don Dohler (Nightbeast, The Galaxy Invader)
Don Leifert (Fiend, The Galaxy Invader)
Tom Griffith (Fiend, Nightbeast)
George Stover (Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds, Vampire Sisters)
Running Time: 80 minutes.
-Writer/Director Don Dohler published a MAD Magazine-like publication in the 60s called WILD. At it's peak it had contributors such as Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman, and Skip Williamson, who later went on to be famous in the underground comix movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s.
-Doehler also published a magazine in the 60s that featured illustrated step-by-step articles for amateur special effects filmmakers called Cinemagic. Tom Savini and J.J. Abrams are among those who cited it as inspiration for their careers.