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The Alien Dead (1980)

R
74 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. Once they run out of alligators, they start going ...See moreA meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. Once they run out of alligators, they start going for the citizens. A local scientist tries to figure out what's happening to people once they start disappearing. Written by Ed Sutton See less
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Writers
Fred Olen Ray (screenplay) | Martin Nicholas (screenplay) (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
Composers
Franklin Sledge (musical score) | Chuck Sumner (musical score)
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Release date
Jun 1, 1980 (United States)

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51 cast members
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Buster Crabbe
Sheriff Kowalski Sheriff Kowalski   See fewer
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Ray Roberts
Tom Corman (as Raymond Roberts) Tom Corman (as Raymond Roberts)   See fewer
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Linda Lewis
Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels   See fewer
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George Kelsey
Emmet Michaels Emmet Michaels   See fewer
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Mike Bonavia
Miller Haze Miller Haze   See fewer
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Dennis Underwood
Deputy Campbell Deputy Campbell   See fewer
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John Leirier
Paisley Paisley   See fewer
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Rich Vogan
Krelboin Krelboin   See fewer
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Martin Nicholas
Doc Ellerbe (as Martin Alan Nicholas) Doc Ellerbe (as Martin Alan Nicholas)   See fewer
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Norman Riggins
Mr. Griffith Mr. Griffith   See fewer
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Nancy Kranz
Mrs. Griffith (as Nancy Karnz) Mrs. Griffith (as Nancy Karnz)   See fewer
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Ellena Contello
Mae Hawkins (as Ellena Contella) Mae Hawkins (as Ellena Contella)   See fewer
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Shelley Youngren
Angry Wife Angry Wife   See fewer
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Fred Olen Ray
Pool Player Pool Player   See fewer
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Chuck Sumner
Gordon / Zombie Gordon / Zombie   See fewer
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Bernice Kelsey
Farmer's Wife Farmer's Wife   See fewer
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Ken Triplet
Farmer / Mandolin player in bluegrass band Farmer / Mandolin player in bluegrass band   See fewer
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Jocelyn Davies
Girl Swimmer Girl Swimmer   See fewer
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Donn Adrian
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Bob Wagner
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Wesley Place
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Edi Stroup
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Bonnie Irvine
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Barbara Barrs
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Nancy Ray
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John Ray
Zombie in flannel shirt / Houseboat tourist Zombie in flannel shirt / Houseboat tourist   See fewer
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Joe Lang
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Denise Thompson
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Noli Lagrossa
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2.9 / 10 | 790 votes