Alien Dead (1980)
The Alien Dead
It Fell from the Sky
Smierc z kosmosu
Swamp of the Blood Leeches

Nomination Year: 2009
SYNOPSIS:  This is a movie from very early in the career of perennial Smithee writer/director Fred Olen Ray, back before he got good. I'll stop for a moment to let you think about that sentence. Right, then. Basically, this movie alternates between the heroes talking about important plot developments that happened off camera ("Doc Ellerbe just did an autopsy and he said...", "Things sure have been strange around here ever since that houseboat sunk out in the swamp," etc.) and people we've never seen before getting eaten by zombies. Actually, what this movie really reminded me of was Living Dead World, if Living Dead World had been filmed in a Florida swamp instead of an abandoned Michigan Airport, and if it had lacked anyone with the charisma or acting talent of Bryan.

Most Ludicrous Premise

Pappy tells it like it ain't.
Eddie Rickenbacker, germ warfare, and giant possums. It's not clear this really IS the premise, but no alternative explanation is ever offered.

"Let's Up The Rating To 'R'"

It's a perk. Or at least they're perky.
Deputy sleazeball takes time out from chasing the monsters to spy on a skinny-dipper.

Stupidest-Looking Monster

Flannel is the height of galactic fashion!
The swamp alien. Wearing a button-down flannel shirt and jeans. You know, one of them redneck swamp aliens.

Inane Dialogue

Something Must Have Happened!
The Old Farmer bursts in on the poker game, sweaty and shaking. "He seems upset," says the Deputy. No shit.

Worst Acting

Buster Crabbe as Sheriff Kowalski.
If the Sheriff (Buster Crabbe) doesn't seem too terrible at first, just wait 'til he starts talking about "honest work" (with a hard 'h') and "mowsquitos."

Worst Picture

Zombies and bluegrass.
A young couple is driving down the road, and their car breaks down. They're listening to a bluegrass station. Then zombies attack!

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Buster Crabbe "Billy the Kid," "Buck Rogers," "Flash Gordon" 
Ray Roberts small wonder that this is his only entry in imdb 
Linda Lewis this is her only entry in imdb 
Director Claim to Fame
Fred Olen Ray in addition to directing films, he wrestles in the ACW 

Greg Pearson

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