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Bloodsuckers from Outer Space is a 1984 American science fiction black comedy horror film written and directed by Glen Coburn. It stars Thom Meyers, Dennis Letts, Laura Ellis, Robert Bradeen, Glen Coburn, Kris Nicolau, and Pat Paulsen as Texas residents who must battle a mist that turns people into zombies.

Bloodsuckers from Outer Space
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Film poster
Directed byGlen Coburn
Produced byRick Garlington
Written byGlen Coburn
Music byRick Garlington
CinematographyChad D. Smith
Edited byKaren D. Latham
One Of Those Productions
Distributed byKarl-Lorimar Home Video
Release date
  • October 1984 (1984-10)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Texas farmers turn into zombies when they become infected by an energy field from outer space. The residents must escape before an overeager general can convince the President to drop a nuclear bomb on the rural town.


  • Thom Meyes as Jeff Rhodes
  • Dennis Letts as General Sanders
  • Laura Ellis as Julie
  • Robert Bradeen as Uncle Joe
  • Glen Coburn as Ralph Rhodes
  • Kris Nicolau as Jeri Jett
  • Pat Paulsen as the President


Bloodsuckers from Outer Space premiered at Joe Bob Briggs' Drive-In Movie Festival in October 1984.[1] Paulsen attended the premiere and later said that he was embarrassed by the quality.[2] Karl-Lorimar Home Video released it on home video in 1986,[3] and Media Blasters released it on DVD on December 30, 2008.[4]


Travis Box of the Dallas Observer cited it as one of the best low budget films made in Texas.[1] Mike Phalin of Dread Central rated it 5/5 stars and wrote, "Bloodsuckers From Outer Space could be one of the kings of low budget B-Movies."[5] Academic Peter Dendle wrote in The Zombie Encyclopedia that it "is a lot like the following year's Return of the Living Dead, except that it isn't funny or exciting."[6]


  1. ^ a b Box, Travis (2014-04-23). "Five Low-Budget Horror and Sci-fi Gems Deep from the Bloody Heart of Texas". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  2. ^ Strauss, Duncan (1987-09-26). "Paulsen: Yep, I'm Running". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  3. ^ McGowan, Chris (1986-10-04). "Retailer's Guide". Billboard. Vol. 98 no. 40. p. H6.
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (2008-10-30). "Holiday Release For 'Bloodsuckers From Outer Space'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  5. ^ Phalin, Mike (2008-05-24). "Bloodsuckers From Outer Space (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  6. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.

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