The 80s was a great time for movies. We saw The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Raiders of the Lost Ark—and that's only scratching the surface. However, for every great hit, there was one that didn’t quite make it. Take our advice and avoid these flop flicks, unless you just want to see a great episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Extra Terrestrial Visitors
Can’t Spielberg’s E.T. just be left alone? Of course not! Extra Terrestrial Visitors had to bank on its popularity. The problem with this film is that the alien isn’t as kind as the one in the box office hit. Plus, the alien doesn’t really look “extraterrestrial.” It looks more like something from Horton Hears a Who!, and the young boy, in fact, hatches the alien from an egg that he finds at the beginning of the film.
This wasn’t Juan Piquer Simón’s first foray into B-movie horror, however. He may be more well-known for his gory cult classic Pieces from 1982. Another of his films, The Pod People, was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000, as was Extra Terrestrial Visitors at one point. To say he was a favorite of the film riffers would be an understatement.
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