The Alien Factor
|The Alien Factor|
|Directed by||Don Dohler|
|Written by||Don Dohler|
|Distributed by||Cinemagic Visual Effects, Cinematic Titanic (riffed version)|
|Release date(s)||May 12, 1978|
|Running time||90 minutes|
The Alien Factor is a 1976 B-grade science fiction film directed and written by Baltimore low-budget filmmaker Don Dohler. The film begins with a young teenage couple making out in a car when an insect looking monster attacks. The local sheriff must find out what's causing the killings. Meanwhile, the mayor is breathing down his neck. The mayor wants to keep a lid on the deaths so a multi-million dollar amusement park will be built.
The film features the special f/x of Ernest Farino, John Cosentino and Larry Schlecter and was shown frequently on TV throughout the 80's, including Ted Turner's Superstation.
On February 23, 2010, this film was riffed by Cinematic Titanic.
The film titled The Alien Factor, Alien Factor 2: Alien Rampage, was not actually a sequel. The sequel sounding title was chosen by Retromedia distributor Fred Olen 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.
- TheAlienFactor.com – Official site
- The Alien Factor Facebook Page – also official
- TimeWarpFilms.com – Official site of Time Warp Films
- DonDohler.com – Official Don Dohler Site
- Blood, Boobs & Beast – A documentary about Don Dohler's life and career by director John Kinhart
- The Alien Factor at the Internet Movie Database
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