The Creature Wasn't Nice

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The Creature Wasn't Nice
Poster of the movie The Creature Wasn't Nice.jpg
Directed by Bruce Kimmel
Produced by Mark Haggard
Eilhys England
Michael S. Landes
Albert Schwartz
Alain Silver
Patrick Regan
Written by Bruce Kimmel
Starring Leslie Nielsen
Bruce Kimmel
Cindy Williams
Gerrit Graham
Patrick Macnee
Music by David Spear
Cinematography Denny Lavil
Edited by David Blangsted
Distributed by Almi Pictures (VHS)
Release date
  • July 1983 (1983-07)
Running time
88 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Creature Wasn't Nice (also known as Naked Space and Spaceship) is a 1983 American horror comedy film[1] written and directed by Bruce Kimmel. The movie is a parody of Alien. It stars Leslie Nielsen in a role similar to those in the farcical comedies Airplane and Naked Gun. It co-stars Cindy Williams, Gerrit Graham, and Patrick Macnee. It was released on VHS in 1983 under the title Spaceship to emphasize Nielsen's connection to Airplane!, and released on DVD in 1999 to play up the connection to Nielsen's Naked Gun movies.

The movie is a low-budget comedy with simple sets and dialog wrapped around several musical numbers. In one of the scenes, the red slimy one-eyed alien monster performs a lounge-act style musical number called "I Want to Eat Your Face." Williams performs two musical numbers, one solo and one with Kimmel, who had previously appeared with and directed Williams in 1976 in The First Nudie Musical.

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TV Guide gave the film one out of four stars, calling it a "misguided attempt at horror comedy".[1] Cavett Binion, writing for Allmovie, called the film "painfully dull [...] [Patrick Macnee's] hammy performance provides one of the film's few real laughs [...] the lovely soft-shoe number "I Want to Eat Your Face" [provided] the film's other real laugh."[2]

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