After being humiliated by Steven Spielberg after "directing" Poltergeist, Tobe Hooper directs the box flop Invaders From Mars, featuring an all star-cast including Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Bud Cort (Harold and Maud), and James Karen (Return of the Living Dead).
*Note: I've read on Wikipedia that the ending of the original 1950's version is the same as Hooper's 1986 re-make, not that it makes the ending any less horrible.
|"Invaders From Mars" opens at the Can-View Drive In, June 1986|
Other videos of interest:
Invaders From Mars 1986 TV spot
Making of Poltergeist short film:
Laraine Newman does character bit on David Letterman:
Tobe Hooper interview from Fangoria's Weekenf of Horrors 1986