PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.
The framed portrait behind Brigadier General Wilson's (James Karen) desk is of Lt Gen 'Chesty' Puller, the most highly-decorated Marine of all time.
These things! They're huge, ugly, slimy, giant Mr. Potato Heads!
During the firefight with the Martian Leader, two Marines who get electrocuted start convulsing before the electricity even appears.
The UK cinema version was cut by 1 minute for a PG rating with edits to shots of neck drillings, fire spurts from pellets emerging from neck wounds, and shots of a woman's shuddering leg as she is eaten by a Martian. The 1987 Rank video featured the same cut print.
$2,046,576 (USA) (8 June 1986)
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