Part of the Mondo Mondays series. Get ready for weird, wild and wonderful flicks from the mondo side of the silver screen! Every Monday at 8:00pm!
“Yes it’s silly and yes it’s cheap, but it’s also a lively and imaginative sci-fi horror flick that should please fans of goofball cheese.” - Hysteria Lives!
“It preys on human fear. It feeds on human flesh.”
An evil, big-headed alien decides to vacation on Earth, where it relaxes and unwinds by hunting sexy drunken teenagers and Oscar-winners Jack Palance and Martin Landau with the ultimate bad movie weapon: flesh-covered Frisbees lined with razor-sharp teeth! Hilarity ensues. In It Came Without Warning (also known as Without Warning, and presumably at some point, simply as It Came), Friday the 13th meets Predator by way of Deliverance when a creepy and kooky, mysterious and ooky alien life form touches down in the middle of redneck country, looking for feisty humans to hunt down and murderize with its flying, bloodsucking discs of death, which seem to be primarily composed of sticky green slime, needle-shaped tentacles and busted-up vagina dentata. The fact that the alien’s first victims are ‘70s bad movie icon Cameron Mitchell (The Toolbox Murders) and his annoyingly persnickety son, who are offed while on a father/son nature walk that seems to have dropped in from an entirely different film, makes it perfectly clear that this alien has a real taste for grade Z cinematic crap. Soon, a gang of oblivious teenagers on a camping trip (including a young David Caruso, years before he mastered the fine art of the pregnant pause as the star of CSI: Miami) are fighting for their lives, not only against the nasty beastie with the bulbous head and the sore disposition, but also against a pair of potentially dangerous local yokels played by award-winning Hollywood legends Jack Palance and Martin Landau, both seemingly locked in a bizarre two-man acting battle to see who can “out-bonkers” the other. Throw in a troop of endangered boy scouts, a herd of head-scratching “where do I know you from?” cameos by formerly famous actors (Neville Brand? Ralph Meeker? Gomer Pyle’s Larry Storch?) and a screeching monster dressed in a sparkly ‘70s space caftan, and you’ve got a bad movie bonanza from the director of Joysticks and Satan’s Cheerleaders! (Dir. by Greydon Clark, 1980, USA, 92 mins., Rated R) Digital