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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
"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.
J'avais gardé un très mauvais souvenir de ce film. Je me suis dit que c'était probablement du deuxième dont je me souvenais.
Ce film a définitivement su rendre le sac banane sexy.
Le film ne perd pas de temps pour entrer dans l'intrigue. Une petite fille cute se sauve apres qu'on ait essayé de la gazer dans un laboratoir du gouvernement. Cette même enfant possède des gènes extraterestres qui, après avoir passé une brève puberté dans un hideux cocon, la pousseront à se reproduire à tout prix. Une équipe de quatre ''gens importants'' choisis par le boss du projet se lance à sa poursuite afin de l'éliminer. Plusieurs scènes sont marquantes et font preuve d'originalité. Le problème c'est soit les…
A great premise and basic concept that is unfortunately marred by a flimsy plotting riddled with awful, useless characters that shifts the focus from the far more interesting enigma that is SIL. The movie begins with a set up that makes you inherently root for SIL, while the remainder of the story seeks to defy that by strangely attempting to make her the villain, and instead pushing 2 dimensional romance and poorly developed team dynamics down our throats. Ben Kingsley gives one of the weakest performances of his career, while the rest of the horribly miscast ensemble do the best they can to fill out roles the are completely wrong for.
Only Natasha Henstridge can pull off the fanny pack look
With old age comes better taste. Loved it when I saw it as a teenage boy in the cinema, now not so much. It's only saving grace is the haunting score by Christopher Young.
Wasn't a huge fan....
Need to re-watch this as (A) ha ha, look at that cast, and (B) I've started comparing Under the Skin to this, so I should at least know what I'm talking about.
Species is a highly flawed movie that benefits from being highly, highly entertaining and incredibly fun to watch. Its plot is neither original nor well done, but it was cool enough for me. The writing was lame and because of this, it was unintentionally really funny several times. The cast presented mostly familiar faces (Ben Kingsley, Forest Whitaker, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina) and they all did the best they could with so little they were given. However, the least known face from the main cast, Natasha Henstridge, was maybe the best and a totally beautiful pleasure to look at. Species also has enormously cheap special effects, but in spite of its countless number of flaws, I liked it because I had lots of fun watching it, partly because it did not take itself too seriously.
A slightly above average 90s sci-fi/horror hybrid, Species skates by on the goods looks of Natasha Henstridge and the strong ensemble cast: Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Ben Kingsley, and even a young Michelle Williams.
Species has a fun if cliche concept, and it plays out with very few surprises. The special effects are decent for the time but seem very dated during the end sequences/final fight. That said, it's a good popcorn flick that I go back to every few years.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- The Super Inframan
- Cheap Thrills
- Enter the Void
- Evil Bong
- Salem's Lot
- 100 Feet
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.