Normally the entries in the Morbid Curiosity Files are not films that I’ve spent any money on. While I enjoy watching the occasional comically bad film, I’d prefer that any of my hard-earned dollars go to movies that are actually good. Nevertheless, I couldn’t pass up Morons From Outer Space when I saw it in a 2-pack for only $3 for a new copy. (And yes, that does mean there’s another MCF entry already on the horizon as well.) Comedic science-fiction isn’t attempted nearly enough, and it’s always worth a shot. Besides, it’s from 1985, and we all know I love the 80s.
Morons From Outer Space was directed by Mike Hodges, who you might possibly recognize as the director from Flash Gordon and the original Get Carter, which are better known and better acclaimed, respectively, than this film. It was written by British comedians Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, who, perhaps not coincidentally, play two of the more interesting characters in the film. Continue reading