Movies that are slightly off.
Galaxy of Terror
ALIEN was the beginning… Hell Has Just Been Relocated!
As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?
Yes, there's interspecies worm rape in this movie, but it's HETEROSEXUAL interspecies worm rape, just like God intended!
After watching Under the Skin last night I had a very hard time settling into a movie afterwards. I started watching Rockula but after 16 minutes I had to just shut it off (it's so awful and ridiculous). After that I let Richard talk me into possibly watching Manborg and after about 2 minutes I demanded he put a stop to the movie and NEVER mention it again because I am NOT interested. Finally Galaxy of Terror is brought up and we're able to just barely be content with what we have chosen in order to finish it.
Galaxy of Terror is an early '80s Roger Corman produced cash-in on the success of late 1970s science fiction-horror films. For a…
A simple vista, un exploited de Alien producido con cuatro perras y un puñado de actores que, en algunos casos, ya son leyenda.
Pero La galaxia del terror también es la versión Corman de Las montañas de la locura, una montaña rusa de sobreactuación, muerte y sinsentidos deliciosos, cubierta por capas y capas de horror y ciencia ficción.
Nosotros teníamos estas buenísimas malas películas y vosotros seguís riendo las gracias a los tornados con tiburones.
La honestidad era esto, idiotas.
Aside from its low-level special effects, micro-thin budget, and storyline that borrows heavily from "Alien," "Galaxy of Terror" is an almost-passable science fiction thriller. Prodced by Roger Corman's New World unit, the film wears its bad movie cred. and exploitative charms proudly. Ironically, it's when the film tries to inject an original sublot into the unoriginal proceedings during its climax that "Galaxy of Terror" loses its sense of fun and any redeeming qualities.
The story might be a rundown of the old "Your own fear is what kills you" but it is so way out there designwise that I still consider this a minor masterpiece.
"There's no horror here we don't create ourselves." – Cabren (Edward Albert)
Despite the 2.5 stars, I did grudgingly enjoy much of this lurid low-budget, early 80's cluster-fi. With it's oddball cast and their off-the-wall performances, James Cameron's proto-Aliens touches in set design and maggot wrangling, and ridiculous death scenes, it's a perfectly cromulent good-bad schlock-fest. Of course one can't be too fussy when slumming in Corman-ville, so there's no point in complaining if you find a large worm in your rape scene.
A prime candidate for home editions of MST2K, as long as you issue appropriate trigger warnings to your guests.
Pretty lousy Alien ripoff, elevated considerably by James Cameron's production design and a handful of truly gross scenes. Obviously this movie is most famous for the legendary scene in which a woman is assaulted by a gigantic maggot, but it has a few other classic scenes, such as the one where Sid Haig chops off his arm and is then dispatched by it (Evil Dead II inspiration??). I was highly offended by the maggot scene the first time I saw it, until I saw an interview with the actress where she said she was laughing her head off through all the filming and thought it was the funniest thing she's ever done in her life. It is revolting, obviously, but…
A very good cast gave me hope but Sid Haig punches his own infected arm off.
one of the worse films I have ever seen, you may get a few moments of giggling in a 'so bad it's laughable' kind of way but damn this was terrible.
It is essentially, and unashamedly, a poor man's Alien but it revels in its schlockiness and is all the better for it. Plus, someone is raped by a giant maggot.
Seemed like it wanted to be an Alien rip off then went a whole another way
An Alien ripoff starring Fred Kreuger, Laura Palmer's mom, psychic Joanie Cunningham and other familiar faces. Produced by Roger Corman and featuring some effects and direction by James Cameron. Replete with cheap-ass sets, people who can apparently breathe in outer space, horrible 80's depictions of future tech, goofy sound effects, tons of "WTF??" moments and a silly twist ending. Aside from a *sigh* scene where a woman gets raped by a giant space maggot *sigh*, it's a bit of cheesy fun.
El guión y (casi todo) es muy muy malo, pero aca lo que se viene a ver es el diseño de producción que tiene unos escenarios muy chulos y claro, esa escena de violación interespecies (que es muy tibia, por cierto).
Si antes teníamos ésto y ahora tornados de tiburones, me quedo con galaxy of terror.
Just a shit Alien, innit?
Despite some beautiful matte shots, which I suspect were James Cameron's contribution, Galaxy of Terror is far too derivative of its source material, Alien. An extra half star is awarded for the giant grub rape scene, since I know i'll never see that again.
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