5 Stars Bad + 1 Star Bad = 3 Stars Bad
T. Kirby | Sherman Oaks, CA USA | 06/30/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I was a kid, my brother and I tuned into this movie on TV late one night when we had nothing better to do. After about 15 minutes of it, the VCR began to roll, along with our tears of laughter. I don't know if it was that night in particular, or the actual charms of this particular piece of drek, but it still holds a warm place in my heart as possibly THE funniest bad movie I'll ever see.Not one thing about this movie is well done...the only good thing about it is the sincerity and love with which it was assembled. The actors are the worst community theatre types, but they go about their "work" with no apologies, as though they believe that they are creating the finest Ray Harryhausen epic. That helps a lot when the "monsters" flinch at the gunshots, or stumble on their prosthetic stilts. If there is a ghost of Ed Wood, he inhabits this film.If you like making fun of bad movies (or even MAKING bad movies), and have a late night and nothing to fill it, invite a few sarcastic friends over and have the time of your life with this. It's hard to believe it even exists, let alone on DVD."
Better Than Homemade...
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 12/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don Dohler's opus, THE ALIEN FACTOR features monsters that remind me of the "glory" days of Roger Corman. Though obviously cheaply made, these critters ain't bad at all! The amount of slaughter was actually surprising, and the story was pretty good. I like it when directors w/ no money still manage to (somehow) make enjoyable films. In spite of it's lack of a budget, I did find ALIEN FACTOR to be a lot of fun..."
"Lawrence of Arabia" it isn't. But it's good film
Thomas J. Mcmullan | NY, USA | 04/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I originally saw Alien Factor on late night movie and cut off the final monster. Then I was lucky that my local video store had a copy on VHS. It's a low budget picture, the acting rates from really bad to passbale. The specail effects are passable considering the budget. The movie has a lot of energy that makes up for bad effects. This DVD has extra lost ending of Alien Factor Bloopers and a commentary which is interesting.
The second film is just okay, the Alien Factor is the main meal and Fiend is just dessert. It is just okay"
Don leifert truly shines
space_antelope | Baltimore Maryland | 03/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"thank lord this film was finally rereleased. don leifert's acting is unmatched in any genre, from any time period, ever."