When I was little, in the early 80's, I saw part of a movie that scared the crap out of me, although it was actually a comedy. It was more or less a spoof of Alien, extremely low budget, and very silly. The crew of a spaceship encounters an alien cyclops made of red slime. They connect it to a translator and it sings a song about wanting to eat people. A doctor assures the others that the alien is harmless, and is immediately devoured by the alien. The movie ends with the alien being sucked into space and floating along behind the spacecraft.

The movie was ridiculous, but I was about 5 years old at the time, and that red slime monster was the monster under my bed for the next several years.


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The Creature Wasn't Nice, also known as Naked Space or Spaceship, starring Leslie Nielsen.

Quoting from two of the reviews:

The initially minuscule organism promptly grows into a large, tubby, one-eyed, red-skinned, slime-dripping man-eating gelatinous humanoid blob which in time-honored hoary B-movie fashion proceeds to devour most of the crew before being jettisoned into space.


As others have mentioned, the creature singing, and dancing is a special, funny treat.

And, video:

  • That is the one. And now everyone on SE knows what the monster under my bed looked like. Well done!
    – Wad Cheber
    Jun 16, 2015 at 21:11
  • ^_^ I recognized it as a movie on Badmovies.org (badmovies.org/movies/spaceship) but it took me a search or two to locate it.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jun 16, 2015 at 21:14
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    It isn't a bad movie. It is an epically horrible movie. It took me over 20 years to find it, because it is so obscure that no one ever saw it. I finally managed to get a bootleg DVD of it and watched it. Then I hated the 5 year old me for being afraid of something so ridiculous. It was so bad that they were able to rerelease it with a new title - Naked Space- after Leslie Nielsen's Naked Gun series came out (he's in this movie too).
    – Wad Cheber
    Jun 16, 2015 at 21:17
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    No worries. FWIW, the boogieman of my childhood was the banshee from Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Jun 16, 2015 at 21:20
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    @WadCheber :) Point taken!
    – Eborbob
    Jun 19, 2015 at 18:05

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