Look out! It's an anacoluthon!The Eye Creatures
is a Made For TV B-Movie
concerning a purported Alien Invasion
in a small town, a remake of the classic Invasion of the (The) Saucer Men
. The military moves to cover up this incursion, but local "teens"
Stan and Susan stumble across some of the aliens anyway. You can guess what happens when they try to raise the alarm
, and it doesn't help when a couple of aliens kill a drifter and frame Stan and Susan for the death. Seems it's up to the kids to save the day
so they can get back to eloping.
The title of the film was changed to Attack of the the Eye Creatures
for re-distribution by adding the text "Attack Of the" to the top of the existing title card, resulting in an extraneous onscreen "the" as seen in the upper right corner of this page.
For the Mystery Science Theater 3000
version, please go to the episode recap page
Attack of The Eye Creatures provides examples of the following tropes:
- Adults Are Useless: The adults believe that teenagers can be safely ignored because they're all drunk or hysterical. The police refuse to listen to Stan and Susan's story and try to arrest them before the evidence exonerates the kids. Then the cops refuse to come to their aid, even when reminded they committed actual crimes escaping custody. The military is aware of the the alien threat but the secret unit handling it only deals with the UFO, never seeing the aliens themselves. While the military congratulates themselves on destroying the ship and covering it up, the teenagers rally to defeat the the aliens themselves.
- Alien Invasion: The eye creatures are aliens that arrived in a UFO, but their plans are a mystery and they have no weapons or powers to make them a credible threat to mankind.
- The Alleged Car: Susan's "Elvis" ("It shakes and shimmies, but it can really go."). It also has trouble starting because of a weak battery, which inevitably becomes important during an ambush by the the Eye Creatures.
- Ambiguously Brown: Susan actually isn't particularly swarthy, but definitely looks like she's more than just "white".