Friday, September 11, 2009

THE ALIEN FACTOR - Kenneth Walker/Don Dohler - "I'll Be True To You!" (1978)

No matter how old you get, Friday night is still the time to rock, so let's get right down to it! The Don Dohler production, "THE ALIEN FACTOR" is just like that gal standing over yonder, man, it's something else!! What is that else? Well, I'll tell you one thing, when you're talkin' monster movies and music, and I didn't say anything about quality, "Alien Factor" is up there at the top of the list! Here's why! There is actually a whole song without interuptions, no cutting to some insipid dialogue, just a couple of minutes of 1970's hairy rock and roll, and if I had to make a music reference point, it would be Blue Cheer meets Creedence Clearwater Revival in some lowlife bar with the worst sound system in the universe, in Maryland 1978!

This movie's about everything we'all hold dear to our hearts, Crashed Spaceships...

Station Wagons....

Guns....Girls.......

Rock and Roll.......and....

Freaky Alien Monsters From Outer Space on what appear to be ice skates! Now I understand where Tonya Harding got her freak influence from! Yeehah!!!

Lon Talbot, Glenn Ruby and Jack Campbell rock the joint!!! I'm sure they all went on to do something, I but I have no clue what the Hell it is!

Kenneth Walker gets the credit for the music, but Don Dohler who kept working til 2004, gets the credit for directing, producing, writing, acting, editing, using his family, and Lord only knows what else! We know the feeling!!!! At least Don had the huevos to try and have some kind of a monster in his film, even if it was a crappy one, instead of going with the slasher craze of the era!!

12 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

it is to laugh!

don't you think that bass player looks like Paul Stanley's and Gene Simmons' love child?...

STATION WAGONS!!!

zillagord said...

This one looks like a helluva lotta fun.

I love it when the writer/director is also in a band and he puts 'em in the flick? It serves a duel purpose: it kills time & feeds the ego!

Great monster in this one. If Tanya had this guy instead of Gollooly, she might've gotten away with it.

Gonna hafta check this out, if I ever have time ;)

zillagord said...

oops... read it wrong! music by a different guy! man, i is a crappy journalist.

TABONGA! said...

Big Z... an' you misspelt 'dual' -

RODAN! said...

Remember, one of those space creatures made the cover of FAMOUS MONSTERS!

zillagord said...

Well thanks for posting my mysteak ridden rambings. I appreciate that.

What was that?? Nobody's prefect?

Piece,
Z

Christopher said...

I'll return to yeeeeww..and we'll start anewwwww...

TABONGA! said...

Z... Welcome to Tabonga' world!

Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

buzz said...

Don Dohler's movies were short on budget and polish, but always long on heart. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

In picture PDVD_512 you forgot to mention George Stover the creator/editor of the fanzines
"Black Oracle" and "Cinemacabre!

AfterMovieDiner said...

The band was called Atlantis and the bass player was the director's brother. My understanding is that the song was released on vinyl 45 single back in the day but picking up a copy alludes me. I will NEVER give up though!
Love Don's movies and the scores and soundtracks were always a low budget delight!

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