How well do you know Invaders From Mars?

Mars, it seems, attacks!

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird... It's a plane... It's... A post-Cuckoo's Nest Louise Fletcher?!

Invaders From Mars is the rare remake that actually might be just as good as the first movie. Both are a lot of fun, and both are worth a watch. But this quiz is about the 1986 movie. So keep that in mind as you peruse the questions, gather your answers, and see how you measure up.

As you look to the skies, be sure to share your thoughts and your score in the comments section below. Good luck!

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  1. Say, who directed this picture, anyhow?
  2. And since you know the director, you'll know he directed one of these following movies. Which is it?
  3. This movie's screenwriter, Dan O'Bannon, also wrote all of these EXCEPT which one?
  4. Karen Black, this movie's Linda Magnuson, later starred in which Rob Zombie production?
  5. Karen Black's real-life son stars as which character?
  6. Which SNL alum stars as Ellen Gardner?
  7. Which actor is featured in this movie AND the 1953 original?
  8. What's the name of the General at David's father's military base?
  9. What's the name of the teacher that Lousie Fletcher plays?
  10. The alien ship is stored in a cave in which part of town?

How well do you know Invaders From Mars?

Your Result...

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48 Comments

DethBiz 4 months ago
Why doesn't Svengoolie ever show the original?
DethBiz 4 months ago
8 out of 10. Missed #3 and 9.
Dajj 4 months ago
8/10 Cool, campy sci fi!!!
IdaKnow56 4 months ago
What really scared me was the enigmatic ending; after the boy wakes up from his nightmare, the parents come in and comfort him, and he's drifting off peacefully clutching his bag of pennies. All of a sudden, bright lights and loud noises, and there's the Martian's ship appearing outside his window again! He runs into his parents room, and what he sees in there makes him scream in terror. Was the "It Was Only A Dream" scene just a dream itself? Or did he fall asleep and the dream took up where it left off, with a new spaceship full of Martians landing to replace the one that was destroyed? Reminds of the old story about The Lady or The Tiger. Is the boy still dreaming or is he wide awake and suffering? I'm not ashamed to admit it kept me up a while after I went to bed, trying to decide which was which.
Zip 4 months ago
8/10
But only because I saw some of this movie last night while looking for Carl Kolchak.
IndianaRockz 4 months ago
7/10 & I watched this 80's version on Sven last night for the 1st time.....bad acting, bad special effects---a classic cheesy 80's B-movie on a Saturday night, good stuff! 😁
Barnbaby 4 months ago
I have not seen the Tobe Hooper version of this flick, but I just watched the original 1953 version a couple of nights ago and found it to be quite entertaining, especially the ending. The film itself seemed like a long "Twilight Zone" episode.
dodgebob 4 months ago
6/10, a mediocre guesser, I guess.
harlow1313 4 months ago
I saw the original as a kid, so I did not notice its many flaws.

At the film's end, the boy wakes up, it was all a dream, or was it? He awakens to the start of the invasion, as he had dreamed. This is probably my first exposure to this trope, and I found it creepy.
JJ614 4 months ago
I've always hated scary movies and stayed as far away from them as possible.
Which meant, as a kid, I watched the scariest parts from the hall, peeking from the door.
Bapa1 4 months ago
6/10, not a very good score or movie.
Snickers 4 months ago
Going off subject, I have to take my cat in Monday to put him down. The grief I feel as I look at him knowing what I must do is terrible. Just had to vent my sorrow as the time gets closer and wondering if anyone else knows what this feels like to lose a pet.
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KJExpress Snickers 4 months ago
I know what this feels like, Snickers. I've had many pets over the years and I still get a lump in my throat when I remember taking my last cat to the vet and that was back in 2007! It's never an easy decision. I'll think of you on Monday.
Snickers KJExpress 4 months ago
Thank you. Don't mind telling you as the time gets closer the tears are running down my face. The house is going to feel so empty. George was with me when I made the move north, was there to greet me home after my heart attack and now I have to say goodbye.
Snickers KJExpress 4 months ago
Leaving for the vet soon. Again thank you and won't be commenting for a while. Just to much pain right now.
KJExpress Snickers 4 months ago
Understood. 🥲
BorisK 4 months ago
Terrible, terrible remake. Louise Fletcher was extra awful. The original 50s version is all that matters. Sorry, but not sorry. 100% true. Anyone agree with me?
Snickers BorisK 4 months ago
Agree totally
Bapa1 BorisK 4 months ago
50's version was so much better. Scary as hell. The Martian in the bubble!
Barnbaby 4 months ago
Love the original; love that 50's vibe !
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