I watched this movie on the Syfy Channel sometime between 1992 and 1996. It may have been produced in the late 80s. I vaguely remember watching it as a kid but it took place in the desert. It was most likely low budget and may POSSIBLY be based on a novel.

I think that people in a town started to get sick or started disappearing. I remember a teenage kid getting cut on either a vehicle or construction vehicle and his blood was either blue or green. I also remember towards the end of the movie over a hill in a desert I think, there was some sort of bubble pod or containment that was either lit or blue that was holding people from the town. I think that the main protagonist jumped into it? I don’t remember the plot, only smalls bits and pieces. It reminded me of the body snatchers and how people were acting different/getting sick.

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    Welcome to SFF! Can you take a look at this guide and edit in anything else you may remember? Any more plot details or any little thing that may help will help us identify this for you.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 8:39
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    Possibly the same movie being asked about in this question: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/51581/… ?
    – Otis
    Commented Aug 26, 2018 at 20:45
  • @Otis, sounds like that is the same movie I’m talking about as well.
    – Dana P
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:26
  • @Dana, did that other version of the question jog any additional details from your memory? It's rare that something with enough distinctive detail goes unidentified for so long. Are there any subplots, events, locations, or names that you can remember?
    – Otis
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 18:50
  • @Otis, my friend may have possible found it? Invaders from Mars from 1986. Won’t know for sure until I watch it. Based on the trailer and my description it may be it.
    – Dana P
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 1:09

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This is the TV movie It Came From Outer Space 2 from 1996.

The photographer Jack Putnam returns to his hometown in the desert, where he meets old friends. The boy Stevie Fields, who is raised by his mother Ellen Fields alone and with no friends, tries to draw Jack's attention and invites him to go to a hill in the desert to take pictures. They go together and Jack lends a camera to Stevie. Out of the blue, they see something falling from the sky with a storm. Out of the blue, the water disappears, there is a power-cut and the temperature becomes unbearably high. Soon people realize that they are trapped inside the town. When some residents change their behaviors and Stevie is missing, Jack drives to the hill and sees a rock growing bigger and bigger and finds that there are aliens in town.


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    – fez
    Commented Dec 26, 2023 at 18:59
  • I have not found any reference to blue or green blood online, and I am not up to trying to track down the full movie to try to find out, but here's the info from IMDB.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 7 at 12:29
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    According to a now-deleted answer: "This is Dana the original poster for this movie in question! Thank you Khan Giovanni! I watched the trailer and you are correct!"
    – Laurel
    Commented May 7 at 14:11

Possibly The Andromeda Strain:

After a satellite, a U.S. government project code-named Scoop, crashes near the small rural town of Piedmont, New Mexico, almost all of the town's inhabitants die instantly.

It turns out people are infected with an alien microorganism, which is green and turns their blood into crystals.

There are also bio-isolation installations, both in the town and in the research station tasked with combatting the mircoorganism.

  • Dirkt, pretty close but not the movie. I’m thinking it may be The Tommyknockers possibly? Will have to watch that. Otis reply on this thread with another description like mine fits the plot as well.
    – Dana P
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:20

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