Release dateOctober 1984 (1984-10) CastGlen Coburn, Dennis Letts, Robert Bradeen, Pat Paulsen GenresHorror, Comedy, Science fiction film
TaglineNobody Can Escape ...
Bloodsuckers from outer space
Bloodsuckers from Outer Space is a 1984 American horror spoof written and directed by Glen Coburn. It stars Thom Meyers, Dennis Letts, Laura Ellis, Robert Bradeen, Glen Coburn, Kris Nicolau, and Pat Paulsen as Texas residents who must battle a mist that turns people into zombies.
Texas farmers turn into zombies when they become infected by an energy field from outer space. The residents must escape before an overeager general can convince the President to drop a nuclear bomb on the rural town.
Thom Meyes as Jeff Rhodes
Dennis Letts as General Sanders
Laura Ellis as Julie
Robert Bradeen as Uncle Joe
Glen Coburn as Ralph Rhodes
Kris Nicolau as Jeri Jett
Pat Paulsen as the President
Bloodsuckers from Outer Space premiered at Joe Bob Briggs' Drive-In Movie Festival in October 1984. Paulsen attended the premiere and later said that he was embarrassed by the quality. Karl-Lorimar Home Video released it on home video in 1986, and Media Blasters released it on DVD on December 30, 2008.
Travis Box of the Dallas Observer cited it as one of the best low budget films made in Texas. Mike Phalin of Dread Central rated it 5/5 stars and wrote, "Bloodsuckers From Outer Space could be one of the kings of low budget B-Movies." Academic Peter Dendle wrote in The Zombie Encyclopedia that it "is a lot like the following year's Return of the Living Dead, except that it isn't funny or exciting."