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Bad Channels (1992)

An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

Director:

Ted Nicolaou

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), Jackson Barr (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Factor ... Willis
Martha Quinn ... Lisa Cummings
Aaron Lustig ... Vernon Locknut
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Corky
Roumel Reaux Roumel Reaux ... Flip Humble
Paul Hipp ... Dan O'Dare
Rodney Ueno Rodney Ueno ... Moon
Sonny Carl Davis ... Peanut
Charlie Spradling ... Cookie
Steve Tietsort Steve Tietsort ... Trucker
Ron Keel Ron Keel ... Grits / Truck Stop Band
Alex Bookston Alex Bookston ... Mr. Baker
Daryl Strauss Daryl Strauss ... Bunny
Michael Caldwell Michael Caldwell ... Goofy Guy
Allison Gammon Allison Gammon ... Goofy Girl
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Storyline

An alien lands in a small town and promptly takes over the local radio station. The disk jockey, Dan O' Dare, well known for his publicity stunts, becomes a hostage. The alien uses the radio station and Dan's amused audience to target and subsequently shrink women for his collection. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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Taglines:

Killer music. Alien airwaves. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aaron Lustig, Martha Quinn and Charlie Spradling all previously worked on The Bradys. See more »

Goofs

When the Sheriff leaves the hospital, berating Lisa, the toothpick in his mouth vanishes. See more »

Quotes

Peanut: This son of a bitch is crazier than a tree full of owls!
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Crazy Credits

Dollman appears after the end credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumping Jack Polka
Written and Performed by The Ukelaliens
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Bad Channels: Worst Full Moon film?
13 April 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I like Full Moon films, they have a certain charm to them despite on the surface being seven shades of awful. If it weren't for Full Moon we wouldn't have had the Puppet Master franchise, Doll Man, Gingerdead Man, Evil Bong and countless others.

Bad Channels is supposedly part of the Puppet Master universe but I can confidently say I don't see the connection.

It tells the story of a "Shock Jock" who comes into contact with aliens intent on using his radio station equipment to kidnap women............somehow.

Not the most intriguing of plots and truth be told it's execution is even worse. It looks like a Full Moon film with the same plasticcy special effects and that's okay, the general quality of the film however isn't.

It's just so, bad! The characters, the script, the concept, it's like a weird artsy student film and I have to say I think this is likely the worst Full Moon movie sadly.

I'd suggest that anyone beyond the most hardcore Full Moon fan avoid this one, it isn't horror, it isn't comedy, it's just the absolute pits.

The Good:

Full Moon feel

The Bad:

Extended musical segments

Pretty much everything to be honest


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1994 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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