Written by / 1/12/2014 / No comments / , , , , , , , , ,

OLIVIA BARASH & BILLY JACOBY IN 'DR. ALIEN' W/ JUDY LANDERS

year of cinematic infestation: 1989
If a tree falls in the woods, and no one’s around to hear, does it make a sound? And if a movie’s meant to be awful, is it really? These are two difficult questions to answer but the second’s worth an attempt...

Judy + Olivia Autographed DVD
DR. ALIEN, a low budget science-fiction venture with Billy Jacoby as uptight high school student Wesley Littlejohn...

After becoming an experiment for the new, and very sexy, science teacher Judy Landers as Ms. Xenobia, he grows an antenna on his head and becomes lusted upon by every female on campus except Olivia Barash, the goody-goody dream-girl he’s been smitten with long before the Interstellar-Romeo morph: And unlike all the groupies, Barash's Leeanne doesn’t dig this “new improved” male slut one bit – until he becomes a rock star in a local band. And the high school sequences were filmed at Cypress College (in Orange County, California), this reviewer’s Alma mater – and perhaps personal nostalgia brings a heartfelt bias to the banal proceedings...

Olivia Barash at Cypress College SCORE: ***
But channeling the many “so bad they’re good” 1950's martian flicks including b-movie b-actor cameos by the likes of Troy Donahue, and while adhering to a 1980's sex comedy template that, while waning by the latter eighties, had become a genre in itself during this decade that has been considered a sort of Neo-1950's... this awesome cult catastrophe works despite the deliberate cheese: And when Landers becomes what she’s been hiding, a space alien with a bloated green noggin who wants to take Wesley home, you'll either go with the flow or suffer the consequences...

Consequences which are at least entertaining unlike latter films by director  David DeCoteau, such as A TALKING CAT?, A TALKING PONY and AN EASTER BUNNY PUPPY making DR. ALIEN aka I WAS A TEENAGE SEX MUTANT, I WAS A TEENAGE SEX MANIAC or, depending where you're at, SOCORRO: ME PERSIGUE UN MARCIANO or MA PROF EST UNE EXTRATERRESTRE seem like THE GODFATHER or RAGING BULL or even something like THE CRAWLING EYE by comparison.
Judy Landers in the sci-fi 50's homage in the 80's of DR ALIEN
Billy Jacoby (who's Billy Jayne now) and Judy Landers in DR. ALIEN
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

PAIGE CONNER POSSESSES EXPLOITATION HORROR IN 'THE VISITOR'

Paige Conner in THE VISITOR Year: 1979 THE VISITOR has many cult influences starting with THE BIRDS since the blonde-haired, blue-eyed eight...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Most Popular Last Year

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

COMING SOON/NEXT REVIEW

COMING SOON/NEXT REVIEW
Continuing our CORNEL WILDE reviews is THE DEVIL'S HAIRPIN featuring Jean Wallace

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "Sir, let those laugh that win." Ryan O'Neal, Barry Lyndon

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK FANPAGE

FILM NOIR/NEO NOIR/CRIME


"One false move and you're over your head."

PERSONAL FAVORITES

1)THE CROWDED SKY 2)THE FEARMAKERS 3)PULP 4)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 5)OTLEY 6)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 7)VIOLENT SATURDAY 8)CANYON PASSAGE 9)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 10)HARDCORE 11)CURSE OF THE DEMON 12)HOT CARS 13)SHARKS' TREASURE 14)SWEENEY TWO 15)WAR OF THE WORLDS 16)EASY LIVING 17)ASH WEDNESDAY 18)THE SERGEANT 19)AL CAPONE 20)CORVETTE SUMMER 21)THE ROARING TWENTIES 22)FALLEN ANGEL 23)THE DEFECTOR 24)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 25)AIR PATROL 26)THE SYSTEM 27)KILLER FISH 28)WHITE HEAT 29)ROYAL FLASH 30)ATLANTIC CITY 31)COMPULSION 32)WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS 33)THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN 34)MADISON AVENUE 35)THE SHARKFIGHTERS 36)DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS 37)MY BLOOD RUNS COLD 38)THE LINEUP 39)SWAMP WATER 40)THE DAY THEY ROBBED THE BANK OF ENGLAND 41)RUMBLE FISH 42)CANYON RIVER 43)THE HEARSE 44)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 45)JUNGLE STREET 46)THE DRIVER 47)FRENZY 48)PECKINPAH'S STRAW DOGS 49)THE KILLING 50)FORCE TEN FROM NARAVONE 51)BULLITT 52)WICHITA 53)QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS 54)KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE 55)LAURA 56)THE BREAK 57)CRIME WAVE 58)SORCERER 59)THE STONE KILLER 60)BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA

GREATEST MOVIES EVER 1)THE GODFATHER PART II 2)GOODFELLAS 3)THE GODFATHER 4)CHINATOWN 5)LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 6)JAWS 7)A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 8)IN COLD BLOOD 9)CITIZEN KANE 10)PSYCHO

ACTORS 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)ORSON WELLES 6)PETER O'TOOLE 7)TOM COURTENAY 8)CHARLES BRONSON 9)GENE HACKMAN 10)VICTOR MATURE ACTRESSES 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN CARPENTER 7)MAURY DEXTER 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)MICHAEL WINNER 10)SAM PECKINPAH

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

SIXTIES BRITISH NEW WAVE

RARITIES & EXPLOITATION

Popular This Month

ALL KINDS OF HORROR

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

DANA ANDREWS FACEBOOK

STARING DOWN THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

STICKING UP THE SEVENTIES

PUNCHING UP THE THIRTIES

PEELING OUT THE FORTIES

BACK TO THE FIFTIES

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE