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* DeadStarWalking: Cameron Mitchell is the first victim of The Alien.


''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a sci-fi/horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance and Creator/MartinLandau.

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''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a sci-fi/horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance Creator/JackPalance and Creator/MartinLandau.


''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a sci-fi/horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau.

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''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a sci-fi/horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau.
Creator/MartinLandau.


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''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau.

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''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a horror sci-fi/horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau.


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* BathroomStallGraffiti: A graffiti in men's lavatory at the gas station that reads "No chance, no help, no escape" caughts Sandy's attention, and she asks Sarge who runs into her there about its meaning. He later repeats the phrase to himself as he gets [[SanitySlippage more unhinged.]]

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* BathroomStallGraffiti: A graffiti in men's lavatory at the gas station that reads "No chance, no help, no escape" caughts escape", which catches Sandy's attention, and she asks Sarge who runs into her there about its meaning. He later repeats the phrase to himself as he gets [[SanitySlippage more unhinged.]]



* GenreShift: Well, subgenre shift. It starts out the same as most other slasher films which were starting to get popular at the time, but it plays out like a suspenseful monster flick instead.



* NothingIsScarier: No solid explanation for why The Alien is killing people is provided, but one can only ''imagine'' as the bodies pile up...

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* NothingIsScarier: No solid explanation for why The Alien is killing people is provided, but one can only ''imagine'' a reason as the bodies pile up...

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* NothingIsScarier: No solid explanation for why The Alien is killing people is provided, but one can only ''imagine'' as the bodies pile up...

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* CatScare: There's one of these when Greg and Sandy enter an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere.


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* FinalGirl: Sandy, who is the first to detect possible danger of going to the lake. She's the last of her friends left standing and the one left with the responsibility of blowing up The Alien.


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* ReturningToTheScene: Taylor rigs the water shed containing The Alien's victims with explosives with the knowledge that it would return to the scene eventually.

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* BigBadEnsemble: The Alien, who is hunting the protagonists, and the psychotic Sarge, who thinks that the said protagonists are in cahoots with it.

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''Without Warning'' (also known as ''The Warning'', ''Alien Warning'' and ''It Came Without Warning'') is a horror film from 1980, starring Jack Palance and Martin Landau.

A group of youths have the misfortune of going camping on the prowling grounds of weird creatures that resemble hairy frisbees with teeth and tentacles, which are [[LivingWeapon thrown around]] by a [[HumanoidAliens hunter]] from outer space.

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* BathroomStallGraffiti: A graffiti in men's lavatory at the gas station that reads "No chance, no help, no escape" caughts Sandy's attention, and she asks Sarge who runs into her there about its meaning. He later repeats the phrase to himself as he gets [[SanitySlippage more unhinged.]]
* BodySnatcher: Sarge becomes convinced that Greg and Sandy are aliens in disguise, and questions them at gunpoint about the upcoming AlienInvasion that he believes is about to happen. Greg plays along with it to get a chance to escape.
* CassandraTruth: Sarge knows about the things that are killing people, but people ignore him and think that it is just a paranoid delusion of his.
* ChairReveal: Sandy walks up to a spinning chair that Greg is sitting on, turns it and finds out that one of the creatures has latched itself on his face.
* CreepyGasStationAttendant: The gas station owner Joe is a weird old man who loves hunting animals and tries to warn the kids about the disappearances (which he attributes to hunting accidents) around the lake they are headed.
* DangerousWindows: While Sandy hides from The Alien in a shed, it tries to grab her through one of building's windows.
* InfantImmortality: The scouts whose leader is killed by the creatures get away with just a fright when their owner appear before them.
* PeekabooCorpse: Greg and Sandy find the corpses of creatures' victims strung up to a wall when they go check the Water Department shack in the middle of nowhere.
* PlungerDetonator: Joe rigs an explosive trap inside the shack that The Alien uses to store its game, which ends on a plunger detonator. For dramatic purposes, it fails on the first push because the wirings were off.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Sarge, who starts to develop a crazy militaristic streak as the action intensifies.

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