This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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…
"We decided to make it female so it would be more docile and controllable. "
"More docile and controllable, eh? You guys don't get out much."
This is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.
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.
I'm not sure how this movie managed to score a mostly A-list cast and a theatrical release in 1995 when it should have gone straight to video in 1988 but it achieved the impossible. Speaking of the cast, I've always admired the way Ben Kingsley can jump back and forth between prestige pictures and utter dreck and still be embraced by either community. Here he plays a scientist responsible for unleashing an alien succubus on Los Angeles. He assembles a team to hunt down and eliminate his creation, most of whom don't seem to take this murderous alien threat terribly seriously even after finding multiple bodies. The movie plays like a hybrid of Basic Instinct and Alien. Parts of the…
Badly acted, badly directed, badly made. At least Henstridge is hot.
Good B movie sci-fi with the sexy Natasha Hestridge and plenty of boobies, great audio from the blu-ray
damn michael madsen.
Species is an amusingly bad horror film. An alien/human woman is grown in a lab, escapes, and tries to reproduce as a team of scientists tracks her down. This team includes Forest Whitaker as an "empath" and he makes a lot of stupidly obvious observations, repeating what other people say. Its hilarious. The film is an excuse to have a hot woman get naked and kill people and it works as entertainment.
This was a guilty pleasure of mine in high school. After a re-watch it really shows it's age. The cgi is awful!
However, the characters are great and it seems like everyone is having a great time making this. How they were able to get Ben Kingsley is beyond me.
Now I have to re-watch the sequel…
There are some moments where I thought, 'Yeah, this isn't half bad.' And then there were an overwhelming avalanche of moments where I thought, 'No, it's terrible.' So, not the worst, but glimmers of adequacy throughout. The cast is pretty strong, at least.
1995 Movielog #58
I immediately hated this movie - probably from the moment it became a certainty it was the designated film to watch (with my uni buddies, Adrian, Jin and Josh). There were moments when the film was laughably bad, but the inadvertent comedic factor wasn't consistent enough to get by on. Was the lady in this film supposed to be sexy? Not only am I not into blondes, but when she's a shapeshifting butt-ugly reptilian alien, there's absolutely zero appeal on any level.
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…