Pod People (1984)
Extra Terrestrial Visitors
Les Nouveaux Extraterrestres
Les Nouveaux Terrestrials Supplémentaire
Los Nuevos Extraterrestres
The New Extraterrestrials
The Pod People
The Return of E.T.
Tales of Trumpy
Nomination Year: 1994
SYNOPSIS: This film is dubbed from Swedish or something. It's clearly some kind of Scandanavian attempt at an E.T. rip-off. It's about a young boy who wanders into a cave and finds an egg-shaped meteor. He takes it back to his room in his family's isolated forest home. It hatches into this dumb-looking three-foot furry critter with a huge, trunklike nose. The boy names it "Trumpy". Trumpy begins to exhibit extraordinary powers, not least of which is the power to kill all of the nearby adults, one by one. Or is it Trumpy's real parent that's responsible for the murders, ticked off by the abduction?
- "Alas, Poor Yorick"
Watch That First Step -- It's a Lulu.
Expendable Girl #2 hears a noise in the woods and flees from it, fearing the worst. On her very first step, she turns and runs right off a cliff. Alas....
"Trumpy, You Can Do Stupid Sh*t!"
The "Hell Beast from Space" demonstrates its telekinetic powers to the little boy, who finds it all delightful. It turns the toy telescope into a sort of View Master®, showing him stock footage of animals in Africa. Then, with brilliantly shining eyes, it turns the room into a stop-motion wonderland, worthy of any Peter Gabriel video. The boy exults, "Trumpy! You can do magic things!"
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