|Not of This Earth|
|Directed by||Jim Wynorski|
|Produced by|| Roger Corman|
|Written by||Charles B. Griffith|
|Date of production||1987|
|Release date||May 13, 1988|
|Running time||81 minutes|
Not of This Earth is a 1988 science fiction horror comedy film, directed by Jim Wynorski. It is a remake of Roger Corman's 1957 film of the same name, written by Charles B. Griffith and Mark Hanna. It stars Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano and Rebecca Perle. The film follows the character of Nadine Story, a young nurse who is assigned to help one of the patients requiring regular blood transfusions at his home. The strange man hiding under the name of Mr. Johnson is an alien sent to Earth to find out if transfusions of human plasma might be a cure for his dying race.
Not of This Earth was made as a result of a wager where Wynorski bet he could remake the film in the same (inflation-adjusted) budget and schedule as the 1957 version by Corman. Lords was cast in the film immediately and the part of Nadine Story became her first mainstream film role after her departure from the adult film industry.