The Alien Factor

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The Alien Factor
Directed by Don Dohler
Written by Don Dohler
Starring Donald Leifert
Tom Griffiths
George Stover
Mary Mertens
Distributed by Cinemagic Visual Effects, Cinematic Titanic (riffed version)
Release dates
May 12, 1978
Running time
90 minutes
Language English
Budget $3,500

The Alien Factor is a 1978 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.


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