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Director
  
Screenplay
  
Writer
  
Don Dohler

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Genre
  
Horror, Sci-Fi

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Release date
  
May 12, 1978

Genres
  
Horror, science fiction, Comedy

Cast
  
Don Leifert
(Ben Zachary),
Tom Griffith
(Sheriff Cinder),
Richard Dyszel
(Mayor Wicker),
Mary Mertens
(Edie Martin),
Richard Geiwitz
(Pete),
George Stover
(Steven Price)

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The Alien Factor is a 1978 science fiction horror film written, edited, produced, and directed by Don Dohler. The film centers on a small town that is besieged by three aliens that have crash-landed in the nearby forest.

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Plot

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A spaceship crashes in a sparsely populated area of Earth and three horrific aliens survive the accident. The grotesque extraterrestrials soon begin to terrorize the local residents, until one intrepid soul chooses to fight back.

Cast

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  •  Don Leifert as Ben Zachary
  • Tom Griffith as Sheriff Cinder
  • Richard Dyszel as Mayor Wicker
  • Mary Mertens as Edie Martin
  • Richard Geiwitz as Pete
  • George Stover as Steven
  • Eleanor Herman as Mary Jane Carter
  • Anne Frith as Dr. Ruth Sherman

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    Larry Schlechter and John Cosentino starred as the Inferbyce and Zagatile aliens respectively.

    Production

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     The Alien Factor was filmed in 1972 and was shelved for six years before it was finally released theatrically on May 1, 1978.

    Home Media

    The Alien Factor The Lost Highways Bmovie Reviews and Cult Films Blog Archive

    The film was released on DVD by Retromedia Entertainment on February 26, 2002. Image Entertainment released the film on November 15, 2005 as a part of its Don Dohler Collection. It was last released by Mill Creek Entertainment on July 19, 2011.

    Reception

    TV Guide awarded the film a negative 2 out of 5 stars calling it "silly", also writing, "Only the undiscriminating will be able to sit through this one".

    Sequels

    The film titled The Alien Factor 2: Alien Rampage was not actually a sequel. The sequel-sounding title was chosen by Retromedia distributor Fred Olen Ray to market the film on DVD in 2002. The original title for The Alien Factor 2... was Alien Rampage. Alien Rampage was filmed in 1999 and was Don Dohler's comeback movie after an 11-year hiatus from filmmaking.

    References

    The Alien Factor Wikipedia
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