Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Bobby and Iris (Robert Carradine and Cherie Currie, respectfully) have stumbled across a government secret in the film WAVELENGTH (1983).  While exploring a seemingly abandoned property the two find themselves in an underground government lab where the military are experimenting on being from another world whom are being kept in a cryogenic state.  Soon, Iris realizes that the aliens are communicating to her through telepathy which makes her very important to the military and their experiment.  Now Bobby & Iris find themselves entangled in a mystery and government experiment until she realizes that they have to help the aliens escape before they all become victims of the government’s ultimate agenda.

Coming one year after E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL and one year before STARMAN, this is a film that marries the two concepts together but on a much lower budget.  This film features childlike aliens that want to go home but have psychic power.

Carradine does an admiral job as the boyfriend to Currie and has always been a dependable actor un genre films although this film doesn’t really give him too much to play with.  Currie also does a serviceable job but both actors can only do so much with the material.  The film is written and directed by Mike Gray, who oddly enough would only direct episodes of the short-lived television show STARMAN.

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