A list of movies released around 92-02 which I consider GEN X horror. Of course, it kicked into gear in…
Our time is up.
In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye.
Naked Natasha on the prowl for a baby daddy. Michelle way before Heath. An unlucky hobo. A curious conductor. A fight with a blob. Mr. Blonde is a man of action. A hyper-sensitive Ghost Dog. Toilet ownage. The French Kiss of Death. A Samaritan's last good deed. A CSI flashes a boob. Alfred's hotel surprise turned nightmare. Nude carjacking. Gandhi's final swim. Alien hunting in a sewer. Baby aliens like to eat rats. Natasha Henstridge, the 90's version of Mathilda May.
Never before has the science fiction/horror genre been defined as completely as it has been in that Molina/Henstridge sex scene.
Some science-fiction films age badly. When the film in question was more famous for a bit of nudity than its actual story however, a revisit can prove deeply disappointing once the viewer has grown up a little. I remember Natasha Henstridge flashing her bits back in 1995 and finding her a rather effective and interesting addition to the alien genre, but with all due respect to director Roger Donaldson, this isn't that great.
When Ben Kingsley lays out the story of SIL to the gathered scientists, empath, and bounty-hunter, it makes perfect sense. The inclusion and mention of SETI and then an answer from outer space which has provided Kingsley and his cohorts with some dodgy DNA combinations, this then…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gandhi tries to gas Marilyn Monroe. Things go awry.
Gandhi hires a crack team made up of Doctor Octopus, Mr. Blonde, Ghost Dog and Catherine Willows (C.S.I specialist) to track down Monroe. Unbeknownst to them Marilyn Monroe has morphed into a giant vagina and spewed forth a Canadian fashion model with a thing for turning into a monster that has tentacles coming out of her nipples. Nevertheless our hardy team succeed in tracking her down and making things difficult for the mammary monster, so she decides to cut off her thumb and dye her hair in a bid to lose their scent. It kinda works.
Canadian fashion model takes the game to them and tricks Doctor Octopus into having smex…
This film exists because someone saw Alien and thought "Well..this is pretty good, but it clearly needs more nipple tentacles." The monster demands a mate!
The film opens immediately with a young blonde girl (a young Michelle Williams actually) trapped in a research facility (the one from The Fly 2?). She is project Sil, a hybrid between alien and human. As the researchers attempt to gas her to death, she escapes. It isn't long before she is fully grown and looking to mate with a human man. For some reason that takes a blonde bombshell a very long time. She hits the clubs, the sewers, and the motel from Memento. But the scientist has put together a special team of…
AN INTERVIEW WITH BEN KINGSLEY.
Ben: (sits down) hi...
Me: Hi... Glad you could join us!
Ben: And happy to be here!
Me: Okay... So... I guess I'll start wiiiith (looking through notes on my lap)... What was it like working with the director?
Ben: (asking self) What was it like working with the director...? Hmmmm... Gosh, I honestly don't know!
Me: You don't?!
Ben: No! I'm afraid not...
Me: okaaaay (looking over notes) Hmm, it says here you had the hots for the alien... Is that true?
Ben: Ahh, I don't understand the question... And besides the point, that's a rather odd & pointless thing to ask... Don't you think?!
Me: Now, Ben... It was only a simple harmless question...…
Apart from the beautiful alien, this movie is just awful.
This is my go to movie when I have nothing to do but just look at my huge movie collection...endlessly
I love the alien effects in this, very practical!
Generic and derivative, Species barely even cuts it as a hangover watch. The plot is riddled with so many plot holes and contrivances that it's difficult to take anything seriously (why doesn't Sil escape from captivity earlier? How does the first train get through a military blockade? Why only after getting to the first dude's place does she realize that he is an unworthy mate? How come no one finds her sleeping outside in a car that has been tagged by the police? And so on and so on). The "special" effects are total dogs hit (the 1995 era CGI is laughable and on par with the first Blade film) and the acting atrocious (surprisingly, Ben Kingsley in particular, the…
A half decent Alien rip-off that I enjoyed about as much this time around as when I first saw it back in '95. Like Alien, Species is a sort of old-fashioned monster movie. The alien here, though, is driven by a need to mate and reproduce. This gave "love" scenes a twisted sense of humour.... and proving the female is the deadlier of the species.
I couldn't understand why Kingsley spoke with an American accent... that seemed to demand too much effort from him, and as a result, the accent changed a little now and then, and gave his character a wooden personality. Why not stick with his sophisticated English accent?
Henstridge was a beautiful alien-human hybrid, and the early…
alfred molina was thin?
She's a booby xenomorph man eater! - 3/5
The creature is excellent but there is little freshness in the plot.
featuring two characters named John Kerry and Stephen Harper.
I enjoyed this movie a lot more once I started viewing it through the lens of Dennis Feldman's budding college sexuality. He's both Alfred Molina AND Michael Madsen. Molina is the nerd who likes the girl who likes the jock who is Michael Madsen. They both get laid, all aspects of Dennis Feldman's psyche are satisfied.
The dialogue in this movie is so very bad. What's up with how you think human beings speak words, Dennis Feldman?
Never saw this and had built it up in my mind as being a great flick I missed. It's not great. But, Natasha is very pretty. 1995.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…