DirectorFred Olen Ray Music directorFranklin Sledge Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 1, 1980 WriterFred Olen Ray (screenplay), Martin Nicholas (screenplay) CastBuster Crabbe (Sheriff Kowalski), Ray Roberts (Tom Corman), Linda Lewis (Shawn Michaels), George Kelsey (Emmet Michaels), Mike Bonavia (Miller Haze), Dennis Underwood (Deputy Campbell) Similar moviesEaten Alive, Marley's Revenge: The Monster Movie, Hidden in the Woods, Albino Farm, Falls the Shadow, Porkchop
TaglineThe Bodies Are Dead: The Remains Live On…
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The Alien Dead is a 1980 American horror film directed by Fred Olen Ray. Ray co-wrote the script with Martin Nicholas.
A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town, which causes the people on the houseboat to become zombies. When the zombies run out of alligators to eat, they begin killing people in the town. A local scientist tries to figure out how to stop the zombies.
Buster Crabbe as Sheriff Kowalski
Raymond Roberts as Tom Corman (billed as Ray Roberts)
Linda Lewis as Shawn Michaels
George Kelsey as Emmet Michaels
Mike Bonavia as Miller Haze
Dennis Underwood as Deputy Campbell
John Leinier as Paisley
Rich Vogan as Krelboin
Martin Nicholas as Doc Ellerbee (as Martin Alan Nicholas)
Norman Riggins as Mr. Griffith
Nancy Kranz as Mrs. Griffith
Shelley Youngren as the Angry Wife
Steven Puchalski describes the film a "third rate Night of the Living Dead" with laughable effects, though he calls it "eminently watchable for schlock fanatics". In a negative review, David Johnson of DVD Verdict states that the gore is sparse and the story boring.