Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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.
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…
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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…
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...…
I hate it when guilty pleasures go belly up.
I remember, apart from being rather distracted by miss Henstridge, really liking this sci fi silliness without pretence. It had a great cast, some decent effects and just the right amount of gratuitous nudity.
It also had extra toppings of cheese that upon this rewatch apparently seems to have gone sour, leaving behind mouldy memories and bewilderment as to how I came to like it in the first place.
I guess it's its puerile nature and the staggering amount of overacting that lies at the root of this disaster.
Ah well, sometimes memories are best forgotten.
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…
"Species" is a suspenseful, well shot, accurately scored so it fits the tone, and it's use of practical and visual effects was very impressive. But the final 20 minutes made me lose interest and not care anymore. And there are times where it slowed down. Overall, "Species" is a great sci-fi movie.
Creature feature. It's a fun and random assortment of different types hunting this alien/genetic hybrid creation. One I had a random hazy TV memory that I decided to make clear since I saw this starting on premium, gore and nudity stuffed, cable TV. Bangup cast with Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Michael Madsen (??), Forest Whitaker among others.
Why are there so many reputable actors in this trash?
I loved this movie as a kid and while I admit it doesn't hold up as well as I remembered, it's still a very good B Movie Creature Feature. Special Effects range from barely passing to not to bad, has a fun cast, and some good gore goes a long way. If your a fan of the genre give it a watch.
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Species is one of those cult classic bad flicks that everybody remembers more for its nudity content than the actual plot. And it shows with the big screen debut of model Natasha Henstridge, who I will admit is absolutely ravishing. And thankfully they understood the limit of her acting ability and she only has a few lines in the movie. Which I can applaud the film makers for knowing what they were making and just going as over the top as possible with it.
The film oddly enough has a fairly talented cast. Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) and Forrest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) give genuine performances and their characters are very sympathetic. They convey real…
This film oddly gets better with age. It knows what kind of movie it wants to be and delivers on it. It's mix of practical special effect and shoddy early-CGI is quaint 20 years later. Plus Ben Kingsly's accent.
I feel like someone pitched this to the studios as a sexy version of Alien (1979) meets Starman (1984). Sadly there's only one death scene in a hot tub.
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(Rachel) Tim picked this out at the movie store and bought it because apparently he was the only 4th grader to not see it. I know why his parents didn't let him see it though, it's like the plot of a porn with about as much nudity. Actually the film does start out kind of cool. Natasha Henstridge plays Sil who was made in a lad with alien and human DNA. She grows rapidly and eventually escapes the lab in search for a mate so she can breed. This proves difficult for Sil who is a 5'11 tall skinny beautiful naked blonde wandering L.A. Anyway she attacks when she feels threatened which starts with date rape type situation and then…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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