Dr. Alien 2000 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is easily one of the silliest coming of age sagas ever made. Made in Canada and starring Judy Landers as “Miss Xenobia”, an alien disguised (with excessive makeup and gigantic hair) as a college biology teacher. “Dr. Alien” is somewhat like “Weird Science” combined with “Hobgoblins” in overall texture and concept. The plot revolves around the transformation of Billy Jacoby from nerd to extremely cool (for mid 1980’s Canada) studmuffin. Along the way many silly situations typical of the genre happen, and poor Billy Jacoby gets a comical looking, yet disturbing additional appendage (which talks, but it’s not what you think) that helps him out with the ladies.
I am particularly fond of the scenes in the bar, both for the rankness of the music and later the Hobgoblins-esque (though with better special effects) brawl. Three stars, it definitely has mid 1980s camp value, which will make you laugh if you are so inclined, but it isn’t outrageous enough to watch repeatedly.