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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.
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.
This is one of two sci-fi/horror pix released by Roger Corman's New World Pictures in the early 80s to cash in on the success of "Alien" (the other was "Forbidden World" aka "Mutant.") In this one, a crew of astronauts on a rescue mission to a hostile planet become victims of their own fears and get picked off one by one.
More elaborate than your average Corman production, this one suffers from a muddled story but features some cool set design, some nasty ass gore, and a cast that includes a young Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund, Erin "Joanie Cunningham" Moran, and Ray "My Favorite Martian" Walston. Oh, and there's a scene where a chick gets raped to death by a giant space slug, which is worth the price of admission all by itself.....
After strolling along for an interminable 40-minute first half of this blatant ALIEN rip off, the audience is treated to a 10-minute stretch of several crazy things finally happening (except that some of it is a little too crazy and gross), before settling into another half hour of plodding pointlessness. Watching the most unlikable and ridiculously-named characters meet their doom one at a time might be a thrill for some people, but the tedium of a nigh incomprehensible plot and being too competently executed to be any fun make this mostly unbearable. Nice set designs, though.
Oh hey it's Joanie Cunningham and Freddy Krueger in a scene together! Well, the novelty of that has worn off!
Well, it's beta-ALIENS and it actually kinda looks like a movie by (production designer) James Cameron. The acting department is... flawed... and the direction is vacant. The effects, well, and... um, well, it's garbage.
But at least it's Corman garbage. And who'da thunk that ALIENS is almost a remake of this particular piece of Corman garbage. Looking at it I'm no longer that amazed at how Cameron wrote ALIENS while he made TERMINATOR - ALIENS is pretty much a reworking of this movie.
Goes to show that crap isn't always crap, and camp isn't always fun - in fact, GALAXY OF TERROR is pretty slow (if you're sober and alone) for a movie with such a promisingly generic title.
Grace Zabriskie makes me curious though. All seemingly crazy people make me curious. What kind of a person is she, I wonder, given her attraction to the hysterical. Like Nicolas Cage, she seems to be a major in Kinski-ism.
Now that was an entertaining sci-fi horror romp. I bet on a big screen with a dedicated audience would make this one hell of theater excursion. Even on the small screen the film works well despite it's bizarre storytelling flow and it's often cheesy acting. Whats most fun is the effects which are done in such a classic execution that it's pure unadulterated nostalgia.
But most importantly it was entertaining!
When it comes to low budget rip off films, Roger Corman productions are often some of the most entertaining films that you can watch. With Galaxy of Terror, we have a film that manages to be quite surprising in the way that it delivers its jolts. I had heard mixed things about this film, but I was pleasantly surprised by the film. Although far from a horror masterpiece, Galaxy of Terror manages to be a worthwhile, thrilling horror picture that stands out in the low budget B movie genre of horror picture. Sure it’s cheesy and looks like a total schlock fest, but it’s all part of the fun. This film is a real treat for cult film fans, and…
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