"Slightly more need for Pods"

Films: Invaders from Mars (1986)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Underground

Height/Weight: That of cattle (Soldiers), that of a dog (the Leader)

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's what many people probably said when they came across another film about a space ship coming down to nest below the backyard of a boy so that they could control the populace.

History: It's pretty much the same as before. Martians come to rural America, bury beneath the Earth, and begin controlling the adults, leaving young David Gardner to clean up the mess. The only difference is that the invaders are a bit...less than human.

Notable Kills: One former alien slave gets shoved into a soldier's mouth and swallowed up. It just comes out of nowhere.

Final Fate: As with last time, the Martian ship gets blown up. And also as with last time, it may have been a dream, but it was also an omen...

Powers/Abilities: Using a copper-like metal, the soldiers can charge up mounted shoulder cannons on them.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-The weird blind green men from the 50s were unnerving, but these guys are just weird in every way. The soldiers are three-legged walking mouths with rows of sharp teeth, and the Supreme Intelligence is literally what a hypothetical live-action Kraang would look like. In other words, Stan Winston had a field day.

Trivia: -The Martian soldiers had to be played by two people in one suit, walking back-to-back so that the beasts wouldn't fall over.

-Despite multiple Martians appearing in some scenes, only two suits in total were made.

Image Gallery

Except in Anartica. Because nobody wants to own fragging Anartica.

You guys only needed to make a hole! Not crack open the planet!

Same old, same old. Well, kinda...

Japan really knows how to spruce up our films in the marketing department, don't they?

"And THIS is the Martian signal for 'PSYCHE!'"
They come from a disco planet? No wonder they're dying out.

It's never safe to be human in these movies.

Mook chilvalry is dead to them.
Erm, your method of sending soldiers is rather archaic.

There is no hope! The Madballs have returned for vengeance!

"This is because of the lolicon porn in my backseat, isn't it?!"