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"People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience."
  • NR
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.5  (7,716)

Terrorvision is a wacky horror-comedy movie from 1986 directed by Ted Nicolaou. It stars a cast of quirky characters, played by Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, and more, and is sure to leave you laughing and cringing at the same time. The movie follows the Putterman family, a dysfunctional group of individuals living in a brightly colored house in the suburbs. The father, Stan Putterman (Graham), is a sleazy businessman who is always looking to make a quick buck. The mother, Raquel (Woronov), is a heavy metal enthusiast who spends her days watching horror movies and drinking. Their son Sherman (Chad Allen) is a young boy who spends most of his time in front of the TV, watching various sci-fi and horror movies.

One day, the Puttermans receive a new satellite dish that promises to deliver thousands of channels. However, when the installation goes wrong, a series of bizarre events begin to unfold. The family's television starts picking up strange signals from outer space, and before they know it, an alien creature has emerged from the screen and is wreaking havoc in their home.

The alien, known as "the hungry beast," is a slimy, tentacled creature with a taste for human flesh. It quickly makes its way through the Putterman's home, devouring anyone in its path. Meanwhile, the family is completely oblivious to the danger lurking inside their house and continue to argue and bicker as usual. That is until they finally witness the monster in action and realize they're in real trouble.

Luckily, the family's loveable and eccentric next-door neighbors, the Odoban's, arrive to help. The Odoban's consist of Grandpa (Bert Remsen), the eccentric inventor, and his granddaughter Suzy (Franklin), a valley girl with a love for aerobics. Together with Sherman, they set out to stop the monster and save the day.

Terrorvision is a wild ride from start to finish, with over-the-top performances, hilarious dialogue, and a gooey monster that must be seen to be believed. It's an ode to the horror movies of the 1950s and 60s, with a modern spin that's sure to entertain audiences today.

The film's visual style is one of its most standout features. From the Putterman's house, which is filled with colorful neon lights and quirky furniture, to the monster itself, which is a combination of practical effects and puppetry, there's never a dull moment on screen. The film also features a great soundtrack, including an original song by punk rock band The Fibonaccis.

While Terrorvision might not be for everyone, fans of offbeat horror and comedy will find plenty to enjoy. It's a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously and embraces its absurdity with open arms. At its core, it's a film about family, and how even the most dysfunctional group of individuals can come together in the face of danger.

Overall, Terrorvision is a cult classic that has stood the test of time. It's a film that's impossible to forget, and if you're looking for a movie to watch that's equal parts horror and comedy, then look no further.

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    5.5  (7,716)