Triskaidekafiles is a love letter to cheesy cinema from the 80s and 90s, with the occasional dip into other eras.  if you're a fan of MST3K, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, or just bad horror movies in general, Trisk is the place for you.

Filtering by Tag: alien

Species: The Awakening (2007)


WRITER: Ben Ripley


STARRING: Ben Cross as Tom
    Helena Mattsson as Miranda
    Dominic Keating as Forbes
    Marlene Favela as Azura

QUICK CUT: The Species series carries on and heads to Mexico when a young woman discovers she's an alien human hybrid and has a higher than usual desire to mate with men.

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They Live (1988)


WRITER: John Carpenter (As Frank Armitage)

DIRECTOR: John Carpenter

STARRING: Roddy Piper as Nada
    Keith David as Frank
    Meg Foster as Holly
    George "Buck" Flower as Drifter
    Peter Jason as Peter Jason
    Raymond St. Jaques as The Street Preacher

QUICK CUT: A drifter wanders into town, and wanders into a conspiracy to keep the populace of Earth complacent in the face of an alien invasion.  His only hope to save us is a pair of magic sunglasses and a bag full of one-liners.

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The Thing From Another World (1951)


WRITER: Charles Lederer

DIRECTOR: Christian Nyby

STARRING: Margaret Sheridan as Nikki
    Kenneth Tobey as Captain Patrick Hendry
    Robert Cornthwaite as Dr. Carrington
    Douglas Spencer as Scotty
    James Arness as The Thing

QUICK CUT: A typical boring night at a military base in the middle of nowhere Alaska becomes increasingly less boring when they stumble upon an alien spacecraft.  Sadly, less boring means more killy.

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The Faculty (1998)


WRITER: Screenplay by Kevin Williamson
    Story by David Wechter & Bruce Kimmel

DIRECTOR: Robert Rodriguez

STARRING: Jordana Brewster as Delilah
    Clea DuVall as Stokely
    Laura Harris as Marybeth
    Josh Hartnett as Zeke
    Shawn Hatosy as Stan
    Salma Hayek as Nurse Harper
    Famke Janssen as Miss Burke
    Piper Laurie as Mrs. Olson
    Bebe Neuwirth as Principal Drake
    Robert Patrick as Coach Willis
    Jon Stewart as Mr. Furlong
    Elijah Wood as Casey

QUICK CUT: Aliens decide to take over the world, and start with a school in the middle of nowhere.  Because that's a good place for a takeover.

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There's Nothing Out There (1992)


WRITER: Rolfe Kanefsky

DIRECTOR: Rolfe Kanefsky

STARRING: Craig Peck as Mike
    Wendy Bednarz as Doreen
    Mark Collver as Jim
    Bonnie Bowers as Stacy
    John Carhart III as Nick
    Claudia Flores as Janet
    Jeff Dachis as David
    Lisa Grant as Sally

QUICK CUT: What's your favourite scary movie?  A group of teens get hunted down by a gruesome killer while being very aware of the rules of horror movies, and that they may well be in one at this very moment.  And no, this is not Scream.

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