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The Intruder Within (1981)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 20 February 1981
Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature. Chad Everett and Jennifer Warren risk their lives to stop it.

Director:

Peter Carter

Writer:

Ed Waters
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chad Everett ... Jake Nevins
Joseph Bottoms ... Scott
Jennifer Warren ... Colette Beaudroux
Rockne Tarkington ... Mark
Lynda Mason Green Lynda Mason Green ... Robyn
Paul Larsson ... Sam (as Paul Larson)
James Hayden James Hayden ... Harry Colman
Michael Hogan ... Chili
Mary Ann McDonald ... Wilma
Matt Craven ... Phil
Ed LaPlante Ed LaPlante ... Ed
Mickey Gilbert Mickey Gilbert ... Mickey
Joe Finnegan Joe Finnegan ... The Intruder
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Storyline

Personnel on an oil rig near Antarctica discover a bizarre fossil that exerts a mesmeric influence over some of them and gradually regenerates into the horrible embodiment of an evil that has lain dormant since the beginning of time. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Terror and death strike as monster preys upon trapped victims! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lucifer Rig See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The design for the creature is sometimes mis-attributed to H.R. Giger; in fact, Giger had no involvement in its creation. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place near Antarctica, away from cities and even civilization. However, in several scenes there can be seen lights and cars in the background as if it were near a city. See more »

Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

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Somewhat watchable made for TV Alien clone
5 June 2000 | by andybob-3See all my reviews

Another in a long line of attempts to cash in on the success of the film Alien, this one held my interest maybe two-thirds of the way through, but unfortunately then gets too cheap and silly. I kind of liked the premise, workers on an isolated oil platform digging up an ancient lifeform from deep beneath the ocean floor, then of course they find themselves at its mercy like any respectable monster. But when all's said and done it just follows the same old tired formula, with sacrificial good guys and bad guys, and doesn't have the monster FX to back it up in the climax. Not as bad as most other clones (which is not saying much), but still not worth getting excited over. I gave it a 4.


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