Bad Channels

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Bad Channels
Bad Channels.jpg
Directed by Ted Nicolaou
Produced by Charles Band
Keith S. Payson
Written byCharles Band
Jackson Barr
Cinematography Adolfo Bartoli
Edited by Carol Oblath
Distributed by Paramount Home Video
Release date
  • June 25, 1992 (1992-06-25)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

Bad Channels is a 1992 American science fiction spoof Direct-to-video film, produced by Full Moon Features and released by Paramount Home Video. It is about two aliens (Cosmo & Lump) who invade a radio station with the intention of capturing female humans, by using radio broadcasts. The hero is a DJ forced to combat the aliens alone when listeners think he is joking about the invasion.


A semi-sequel was released in the form of Dollman vs. Demonic Toys , a crossover film featuring characters from Dollman , Demonic Toys and Bad Channels . The film also has its own soundtrack composed and performed by Blue Öyster Cult.


Critical response

Cinemaphile gave it a bad review, 0/4 stars, calling it a "mess" and saying "I fear that the creators of this movie must have had brain tissue damaged sometime in their lifetimes." [1] The Film Fiend was more positive, calling it "hilariously cheesy". [2] Classic Rock Magazine described the soundtrack as "a grotesque mistake". [3]



Bad Channel featured a soundtrack album entitled, Bad Channels (album) that was composed and preformed by Blue Blue Öyster Cult and also had feature songs from a few other bands such as Sykotik Sinfoney, Joker, Fair Game, and DMT.

Feature Songs

  1. Blue Öyster Cult - Demon's Kiss
  2. Blue Öyster Cult - Out of Darkness
  3. Sykotik Sinfoney - Mr. Cool
  4. Sykotik Sinfoney - Manic Depresso
  5. D.M.T - Myth of Freedom
  6. D.M.T - Touching Myself Again
  7. Fair Game - Blind Faith
  8. Fair Game - Somewhere in the Night
  9. Joker - That's How It Is
  10. Joker - Jane, Jane the Hurricane
  11. Blue Öyster Cult - The Horsemen Arrive
  12. F.U. 2 - Elegance
  13. The Ukelaliens - Pig Pen Polka
  14. The Ukelaliens - Little Old Lady
  15. The Ukelaliens - Jumping Jack Polka

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  1. Keyes, David (1998). "Bad Channels (Review)". Cinemaphile. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  2. "Review: Bad Channels". The Film Fiend. December 14, 2007. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. "Bad Channels (Album review)". Classic Rock Magazine. September 2006. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.