a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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…
Never before has the science fiction/horror genre been defined as completely as it has been in that Molina/Henstridge sex scene.
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…
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...…
"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.
After polishing off the 'Lethal Weapon' box set early this week, I found myself prowling my shelves looking for others. The 'Species' box set it a relativity new to my collection, and just like 'Lethal Weapon' I can't really recall which ones I've seen. So thought 'why not' and cracked it open.
We all remember what these films are remember for, and for a teenage boy when these were first released, I can tell you it wasn't for their plot.
The cast is pretty amazing, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madson, Forest Whitaker, Alfred Molina, Marg Helgenberger and Michelle Williams, I know this was 1995 and for most their best days were still to come, but the talent definitely shines through. Natasha…
Natasha Henstridge is worth the price alone.
And I don't mean her acting talent. Hubba!
I first saw this film at a Cinema in Santa Monica and when I got out of the screening I realised it had been filmed all around the area. That was cool. Everyone wants to fuck a sexy alien, and Natasha looks amazing.
I have seen worse ... but this is sci-fi trash. Michael Madsen is probably the worst wannabe James Bond to ever be featured in a movie.
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Poorly executed all around. Cliché, banal, but above all significantly dull. Very disappointed with this. Was fighting back sleep throughout.
Action Scene --> Titties! --> Trying to trace her --> Action Scene --> Titties!
Rinse and repeat. Fun film, worth a watch at least.
Or cockblocking with Forest Whitaker as Captain Obvious.
Dennis Feldman's script is basically The Fly II meets Alien³ in Los Angeles. It seems like both director Donaldson and screenwriter Feldman are trying to reinvent film noir and the femme fatale or something, but the ambition comes up empty. You can't expect too much with a barely twenty-year-old Natasha Henstridge undressing herself in front of men constantly, hah. Obviously, the bait was set for any juvenile boy, and Species grossed over $100 million. Worst of all is the preposterously redundant structure that focuses far too much on the team of scientists, an empath, and a hitman, who are constantly re-telling the story we're watching. And then Dan (Forest Whitaker) plainly lays it out once more for anyone who missed…
So dumb but so fun.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…