Not of This Earth
Film Info
Role Nadine Story
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Produced by Roger Corman
Murray Miller
Jim Wynorski
Written by Charles B. Griffith
Mark Hanna
R.J. Robertson
Jim Wynorski
Starring Traci Lords
Arthur Roberts
Lenny Juliano
Rebecca Perle
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.