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1[[quoteright:221:]]˛%%˛%% We are aware of the production error resulting in the film being called "Attack of the the Eye Creatures" in some releases.˛%% However, please do not add extra instances of the word "The" to the page.˛%% The joke is not worth compromising the professionalism of the wiki.˛%%˛˛''The Eye Creatures'' is a [[MadeForTVMovie Made For TV]] BMovie concerning a purported AlienInvasion in a small town, a word-for-word remake of the classic ''Film/InvasionOfTheSaucerMen''. The military moves to cover up this incursion, but local [[DawsonCasting "teens"]] Stan and Susan stumble across some of the aliens anyway. You can guess what happens when they [[CassandraTruth 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 [[KidHero 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".˛˛For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures episode recap page]].˛˛----˛!!''Attack of the Eye Creatures'' provides examples of the following tropes:˛˛* AdultsAreUseless: 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 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 aliens themselves.˛* AlienInvasion: 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.˛* AllMenArePerverts: The servicemen, their superior, the drifters, even the hero of the story, all just want to get laid. Or at least peep.˛* TheAllegedCar: Susan's "Elvis" ("It shakes and shimmies, but it can really go."). It also has trouble starting because of a weak battery, [[MyCarHatesMe which inevitably becomes important during an ambush by the Eye Creatures]].˛* AmbiguouslyBrown: Susan actually isn't particularly swarthy, but definitely looks like she's more than just "white".˛ * BadassNormal: Stan. It takes guts to calmly explain your situation to a man pointing his shotgun at you while also dealing with aliens and the police.˛* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover above uses the poster art from ''Film/TheCrawlingEye''.˛* CovertPervert: Most of the cast, including the entire military, and the hero.˛* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: This film is infamous for its title card, which adds ''Attack of the'' above its original name, ''The Eye Creatures'', so it ends up being shown to the audience as ''Attack of the The Eye Creatures''.˛* TheDitz: Susan, also TheLoad. Among other things, she has no idea how to maintain her car, which of course bites them in the ass at the worst possible time.˛* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: The aliens' WeaksauceWeakness? Light.˛* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A gang of monsters covered in eyes attack some teenagers.˛* GovernmentConspiracy: The US government is well-aware that aliens are real and secretly combats them.˛* GrumpyOldMan: Old Man Bailey, complete with rock salt shotgun.˛* HollywoodDarkness: Botched. Big time. Most night scenes save for the finale are obviously broad daylight.˛-->'''Joel:''' Yeah, it's hard to see the road when it's...''noon''.˛* IdiotBall: After arresting the main characters, the police leave them alone in an interrogation room...with a clearly marked exit.˛* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The shot of the police chief that ''stays'' there.˛* MadeForTVMovie: American International commissioned this and seven other films to be made cheaply by director Larry Buchanan to sell to local television stations. ˛* MadeOfExplodium: The FlyingSaucer and the Eye Creatures.˛* MakeOutPoint: Much of the film takes place there. There's also a GrumpyOldMan driven to distraction by all the "smoochers" on his property.˛* OrganAutonomy: The Eye Creature's moving hand.˛* OverlyLongGag: The pervert surveillance guys who watch teenagers make out when they're supposed to be watching for the very real alien threat.˛* PeopleInRubberSuits: The Eye Creatures. Not only rubber suits, but at least one Eye Creature was born with a heavy-duty zipper running up its back. Only a few of the Eye Creatures are people in rubber suits though. Most of them are people in rubber masks and black sweaters trying in vain to hide in the shadows.˛* PluckyComicRelief: The peeping-perv Air Force guys. Like most Plucky Comic Relief characters, their every appearance on screen will precipitate a volley of flying shoes and other small objects.˛* PoliceAreUseless: Despite all the calls they've been getting about Unidentified Flying Objects, the police just think everyone is drunk and refuse to investigate. Even when Stan and Susan escape after being arrested for murder, the police refuse to track them down to re-arrest them. It's partially a case of nepotism as Susan's dad is the city attorney and he cleared up all the charges--including them escaping police custody and stealing a car. When Stan attempts to coerce the police to see the aliens by giving himself up, it doesn't work because he's no longer wanted. He and Susan are told to go home, sleep it off, and everything will be cleared up in the morning.˛* PresentDayPast: Reversed; set in TheSixties, but the characters all look (and act) like they're from TheFifties. The reason is that they slavishly stuck to the script of ''Invasion of the Saucer Men'', without even ''attempting'' to update it.˛* SinisterSurveillance: The Air Force has anti-UFO surveillance established to find and destroy aliens. All the audience is allowed to see of it are two knuckleheads using the system to spy on teenagers.˛* TheSixties: Thanks to the slavish adherence to the original script, it seems an awful lot like TheFifties.˛* TerrorAtMakeoutPoint: Stan and Susan's troubles begin when they run over one of the Eye Creatures on the road to Make-Out Point. The movie eventually has the other "teens" enlisted as TheCavalry to defeat the other Eye Creatures at the end of the movie.˛* TheTheTitle: Originally ''The Eye Creatures'', gained a second "the" when they changed the name and averted the trope.˛* ThoseTwoGuys: The peeping-perv Air Force guys. They're part of the government cover-up and alien response unit but spend all of their screen time not doing their jobs and watching teens make out.˛* TyopOnTheCover: More precisely, the title screen when they haphazardly added a second title card to the first.˛* TheVoiceless: The Eye Creatures are silent and make no attempts at discernible communication between themselves or the people they menace.˛* WeaksauceWeakness: The Eye Creatures are destroyed by light.˛* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Those PluckyComicRelief Air Force guys...why were they in this movie?˛----


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