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.
The number one thing this movie has going for it I'd say is the atmosphere. I almost wish there were an extra 20 minutes or so just designated to establishing the world, as the planet they land on is pretty awesomely realized. You can see why James Cameron is as successful as he is, because his production design work on this is pretty phenomenal, despite the budget restrictions. The surface of the planet is spooky and cool, particularly the pyramid the go to, and some of the interiors definitely reminded me of Aliens.
I was legitimately creeped out by some of the things that happened, and the acting was all pretty good. Great special effects too. The biggest downfall for…
Rubbish, but then it is a Roger Corman production. Although I'm sure this influenced James Cameron when he came to make Aliens.
The special effects are shocking, so is the plot. There are a few moments of half decent gore, and one of the attractive female crew members is stripped naked and covered in alien spunk.
Cashing in on a blockbuster movie can lead to harsh criticism and scorn... but not for this Alien ripoff! The kills are genius! Wait a minute work monster... what are you doing? Oh no way. Oh. No. Way! Loads of fun with Robert Englund and Sig Haig. Forbidden World up next! Yay sequel!
There's definitely some objectionable stuff in here (a very crassly portrayed rape). The premise is perfectly serviceable, but it is developed, written, and directed poorly.
But you have a young James Cameron kicking ass in the set and prop design and there are some pretty enjoyable special effects.
And, this movie avoids the one unforgivable thing from a B movie, it is not slow and boring. The pace is quite brisk and the ending is a real WTF type deal. Definitely worth a watch if you can stomach it.
Corman spent, down to the dollar, just enough to make this Aliens-meets-Season-1-TNG flick actually kind of good. It moves, and it has some great scenes. Cheap in every sense of the word though.
One of those films that appeared in the wake of Alien with similar plots (see Contamination, Inseminioid), mainly memorable for a scene of a woman being raped by an alien worm and an appearance by a young Robert Englund, otherwise forgettable.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What hath Alien wrought? Legendary producer Roger Corman was one of the first to jump on the sci-fi train once Ridley Scott's 1979 film became something of a phenomenon. But, being Corman, the best knock-off is a cheap knock-off, and in the early 80's, he delivered not one, but two, such alien/horror opuses. First out of the gate was 1981's Galaxy of Terror, with the second being the far inferior Forbidden World a year later.
If you took the basic plot of Alien, sprinkled in a bit of Tarkovsky's Solaris and a touch of Zardoz and then cut the budget by two-thirds the result might look something like Galaxy of Terror. Set in the distant future, a group of space…
The plot is terrible and the acting is very hit and miss. The practical effects are cool though...
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