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Lloyd Kaufman Just Reminded Us All of J.J. Abrams’ Forgotten 1982 Sci-Fi Masterpiece Credit



Kaufman has a vested interest in this no longer being forgotten, because it’s a film now owned by Troma. Nightbeast is a┬ásemi-remake of a 1978 movie called The Alien Factor, which partly inspired a teenage J.J. Abrams to write to director Don Dohler. Dohler ended up letting him compose the soundtrack.

The rest is best left for you to discover yourself. With zero hyperbole, I think I can say this is the best trailer to be associated with J.J. Abrams that you will see all week. And I don’t say that lightly.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist