Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (1983, USA) C-81m. ** D: Douglas McKeown. Starring Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler, Karen Tighe. Sci-fi horror splatter movie about a meteorite which crashes down near a village and brings some extra-terrestrial monsters with it. The villagers try to fight it, but its millions of teeth are hard to escape. Pretty ghastly, with gory effects, film is low-budget but ambitious, evident in direction and score. It's even reminiscent of David Cronenberg's early movies. The effects are good. Unofficial sequel: METAMORPHOSIS: THE ALIEN FACTOR (1990). Also known as DEADLY SPAWN, and (RETURN OF) THE ALIEN'S DEADLY SPAWN.

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