Invaders from Mars

Synopsis: In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Tobe Hooper
Production: Media Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Look, that's a bright one!


A fireball.

Hey, look.

There's mars.


Right over there.

See it?

It's pretty close.

It's at the perihelion,

Only 30 million

miles from earth.

Only 30 million?

Well, no wonder it

looks so close.

Smart ass.

Smart ass.

Hey, look.

Here they come.

More this year than last.

This should be the

heaviest shower this year.

Holy sh*t!

Jesus, that's bright.

That one's not gonna vaporize.

It's gonna make it

through the atmosphere.


It's a hell of a tail, huh?

It's time for bed.

Mom, you missed it.

It was incredible.

Well, come on, it's bedtime.

But it's just getting started.

Yeah, but you have

school tomorrow.

Well, so do you.


That's why we're all going to bed, right?

Uh-Uh, not me.

Me, neither.



Oh, my god.

What is this?

Doo doo, you're dead,

50 lasers in your head.

All right, and now

it's time to go to bed.

How can I become an astronaut

If I can't stay up late?

Did you finish your homework?

Did you finish yours?

Good night.

Required reading?

Hey, give me that.

Look, don't keep him

up too late. Okay?

The base commander came

to my school today.

"Mad dog" Wilson.

What was he there for?

Public relations, I guess.

You guess?

Hey, you hear that?

Hear what?

Thunder, dad.

You must be getting pretty old.

Wise guy, huh?

Oh, hey, I almost forgot.

A penny...

'58 D.

Mint condition.

Wow! Thanks!

I'll put it in your jacket.

Get under the covers.

Come on,

Come on, come on.

Love you.

I love you, too.

Good night.

Sweet dreams.

Good night, dad.





Mom and dad!

Mom! Dad!

Mom! Dad! Dad!

Quick, get up!

Get up!

Dad! Dad! Dad!


Come on, you gotta come see.

A UFO landed right

behind the hill

With all these red lights.

Come on! Come on!

Look at that lightning.

Run! And it

was really bright.

I'm so glad you

got him a telescope.

It was huge and really bright,

With all these strange lights.

It landed right back there,

Behind the hill.

I bet it was ball lightning.

No, dad. I know what

ball lightning is.

It wasn't that.

It was something else.

A UFO. It must

have been.

Could it have been

something from the base?

No, it wasn't a plane.

I've never seen anything

like this before.

Maybe it was a meteorite.

No way, dad.


Go back

To bed

Right now.

I'll look when it's light, ok?


Go back to bed.

On the journal side,

We have our receipts,

little sales and invoices.


Okay, on our ledger

We have accounts receivable,


hi, mom.

Where's dad?

Did you make your bed?

Huh, it's made.

What are you doing?

It's not what you think.

Don't get caught.

No, not me.

George, why aren't you dressed?

Y-You want coffee?

Uh, yeah.

Uh, what happened

to your other slipper, dad?


I lost it.

Oh, not your nice leather ones.

It's kind of muddy out there.

What's wrong with you,


Do you feel all right?

I'll get you another pair

When I'm at the fed mart.

Are you sure

there wasn't anything

Over the hill, dad?


It was just a bad dream.

That's all.

What happened to your neck?

Sit down, David.

Eat it while it's hot, you guys.

I'm going.

Bye, darling.

But, mom...

Oh, look, eat that

or you'll be late.

Let me walk you to the bus stop.

You were right, son.

There is something...

over the hill.


Come on.

I'll show you.

No, dad.

Hi, David. have your parents

sign them

For the field trip,

And return them to me

first thing in the morning.

You know this is frog week.

I collected these fresh

specimens this morning

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Dan O'Bannon

Daniel Thomas "Dan" O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American film screenwriter, director, visual effects supervisor, and occasional actor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres.O'Bannon is best known for having written the screenplay for Alien, adapted from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett. He also contributed computer animation to Star Wars, worked on cult classics such as Dark Star, Heavy Metal, and Total Recall, and wrote and directed the horror comedy The Return of the Living Dead. more…

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