The Alien Factor is a 1978 American science fiction horror film directed and written by Baltimore-based low-budget filmmaker Don Dohler (The Galaxy Invader; Nightbeast).
A young teenage couple making out in a car when an insect-looking monster attacks. The local sheriff must find out what’s causing the killings. Meanwhile, the mayor is breathing down his neck. The mayor wants to keep a lid on the deaths so a multi-million dollar amusement park will be built…
The film features the special effects of Ernest D. Farino, John Cosentino and Larry Schlecter and was shown frequently on American TV throughout the 1980’s, including Ted Turner’s Superstation.
” …of special interest to his small-but-loyal legion of fans simply for the fact that it came first and pretty much set the blueprint for all that was to follow, minus a small handful of tricks that he decided not to try again. It’s 80-or-so entertaining minutes of homemade-monster-movie nonsense, and around these parts that is hardly a derogatory description.” Ryan C., Trash Film Guru