Friday, January 3, 2014

Bad Channels (1992)

Director: Ted Nicolaou

Writers: Charles Band, Jackson Barr

Composer: Blue Oyster Cult

Starring: Robert Factor, Martha Quinn, Aaron Lustig, Michael Huddleston, Roumel Reaux, Paul Hipp, Rodney Ueno, Sonny Carl David, Charlie Spradling, Steve Tietsort, Ron Keel, Alex Bookston

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Killer music.  Alien airwaves.

Plot: An alien lands in a small town and promptly takes over the local radio station. The disk jockey, Dan O' Dare, well known for his publicity stunts, becomes a hostage. The alien uses the radio station and Dan's amused audience to target and subsequently shrink women for his collection.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If this had come out in the mid-80s, I would have eaten this up.  It's not that bad.  With a fun concept and story mixed with some good acting (for what it is) including the scrummy original MTV VJ, Martha Quinn, some gore and creature effects with a score by Blue Oyster Cult, you've got yourself 88 minutes of goofy fun.  Too bad they didn't sleaze it up a bit.  That would have made it the horror/comedy/exploitation picture people are clamoring for.

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