|The Galaxy Invader|
|Riffers|| Mike Nelson|
|Date Released||August 5, 2011|
The Galaxy Invader is a 1985 direct-to-video sci-fi film directed and co-written by Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler. The monster in the film bears a resemblance to the titular entity from Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film was shot entirely in Maryland. RiffTrax released their riff in August 2011 (the film is no longer available on the rifftrax website as of August 2020).
Description and PreviewEdit
A glowing object careens toward the Earth. A young student sees it fall into the forest ahead of him. Several hours later, a young couple are terrified and wrestled to the ground in their basement by the monster known as the 'Galaxy Invader'. The alien is hunted by a gang of locals intent on cashing in on the creature.
Cast and CrewEdit
- Richard Ruxton as Joe Montague
- Faye Tilles as Carol Montague
- George Stover as J.J. Montague
- Greg Dohler as David Harmon
- Anne Frith as Ethel Montague
- Richard Dyszel as Dr. William Tracy
- Kim Dohler as Annie Montague
- Theresa Harold as Vickie Johnson
- Don Leifert as Frank Custor
- Glenn Barnes as Alien / Couple at Bar
- Cliff Lambert as Michael Smith
- Jerry Schuerholz as McGregor
- Paul Wilson as Thompson
- David W. Donoho as Giddings
- Doug Moran as Turner
- "Dammit, Great Gazoo! Stop showing off!"
The Great Gazoo was a small green alien visitor who tormented (and occasionally aided) Fred Flintstone on the animated TV comedy "The Flintstones".
- "Charles Starkweather is confused!"
In keeping with Mike's comments about the film feeling "like a serial killer", he references Charles Starkweather, a man who killed 10 people during January of 1958, when he was 19 years old.
- "Hello? Can I get a Greatest American Hero suit, at least?"
The Greatest American Hero was a TV action-comedy series that originally aired during the early 1980s. It concerned a high-school teacher who was given a special costume by benevolent alien beings. The suit gave him super-human abilities, but he had lost the instructions so he was not able to use it most effectively, often with comic results (similar to Pumaman).