The Alien Dead
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Title: The Alien Dead
Directed by: Fred Olen Ray
Written by: Fred Olen Ray
Martin Nicholas
Produced by: Henry Kaplan; Fred Olen Ray; Chuck Sumner; Shelley Youngren
Music by: Franklin Sledge; Chuck Sumner
Cinematography: Peter Gamba; Gary Singer
Edited by: Mark Barrett
Distributed by: Firdbird International Pictures
Released: June 1st, 1980
Rating: R
Running time: 74 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $12,000 [1]

The Alien Dead is an American independent low-budget horror film of the zombie apocalypse subgenre. It was written and directed by Fred Olen Ray and co-written by Martin Nicholas. The film was produced by Firdbird International Pictures and released in the United States on June 1st, 1980. Like most of Fred Olen Ray's movies, the film has earned a mild degree of cult status, but is often regarded as being little-more than a poor man's Night of the Living Dead.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Alien Dead was filmed in parts of Rock Springs and Oviedo, Florida. [2]
  • This is Fred Olen Ray's second film as a director. It is also his second film in the science fiction and horror genres.
  • Executive producer Henry Kaplan makes an uncredited cameo appearance as a corpse in this film.
  • Additional music in this film was provided by Paul Jones, Sugar Lee and the American Bluegrass Express.
  • John Ray, who plays the zombie in a flannel shirt, is also a production assistant on this film.

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Sci-fi films

Zombie films

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. IMDB; The Alien Dead (1980); Box office & business.
  2. IMDB; The Alien Dead (1980); Filming locations.
  3.; The Alien Dead; DVD; 25th Anniversary Edition.

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