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.
"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.
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…
Holy crap I can't get over how much I actually hate Marg Helgenberger, and how bad of an actress she really is.
but in all honesty, it seemed like pretty much everyone that I normally like, or don't mind, did some serious overacting and just generally... sucked. How is that even possible?
What started out interesting quickly became very painful, and having watched this after Splice, it occurred to me that it's a slightly more G rated version of the same plot idea.
The biggest difference however, is that I actually happen to like Splice.
"Xavier Fitch: We decided to make it female so it would be more docile and controllable.
Preston Lennox: More docile and controllable, eh? You guys don't get out much."
Read the book and was exited to see the movie. Didn't hold up. Like a lot of sci-fi what readers like is not the same as what movie goers like. So understanding you can't put everything in a book in a movie I felt they picked the wrong stuff. A lot like RELIC, another great book that fell flat as a film.
Entretenidilla, pero serie B total xD
A weird bastard son in the genre, but I can't say I didn't like it. Expecting it to be absolute crap helps.
It's got a few sturdy actors (it's a real shame Michael Madsen has never been able to remotely equal or challenge the wry calibre of general apathy in a role he brought to Reservoir Dogs since), some neat framing courtesy of Donaldson and some decently staged gory kills, but when all is wrapped up it's a seriously banal springboard for a wholly unnecessary series.
This movie is a lot like "Alien." Mostly because it has a lot of real dopey jump scares.
I liked this more than I thought I would. Just a side note: It feels like an 80s movie.
This movie has a lot of holes but it was funny and entertaining enough that I did enjoy watching it. The story is ridiculous and the script is poor. The acting is good though and the characters are likeable. It falls under a so bad it's good kind of category almost. It's not as bad as something like Jaws 4 or Troll 2 but it is kind of stupid. If you enjoy stupid but funny films check it out. Mostly worth a watch.
Species is a hokey and outrageous gem of '90s American cinema, so bad it's good. On top of the various fantastic and implausible pieces to the narrative, there's also some splendid art design from HR Giger himself (of Alien fame) and a great cast to balance out the cheese. Government scientists decide to splice human DNA with some extra-terrestrials they've been talking to and the result is Sil, a super-woman with hybrid genes and an accelerated growth rate. When she becomes too much to handle, they decide to kill her off but Sil escapes and catches a train to LA, but not before she goes through her next growth stage. With a quickly assembled super-team on her tail, the now…
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Enter the Void
- Evil Bong
- The Harder They Come
- The Island of Dr. Moreau
- Black Caesar
- The Lost World
- Island of Lost Souls
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
Sci-fi that I enjoy watching. I left out ALL Universal Monster, straight up zombie, animals gone crazy and American comic…