...In Space scientists have discovered a new life form...they are about to wish they hadn't...
Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them.
Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them.
Die Todesgalaxie, Star Crystal - Das unheimliche Wesen, Estrella de cristal
I can’t believe that this movie has been out there in the world just existing without my knowledge so thank you Adam for letting me in on this beautiful secret because it filled a hole I didn’t even know was there.
This movie is awesome. It’s a total rip-off of Alien and it’s cheap af with the worst acting and z-grade special effects so it’s kinda the best. For unexplained reasons, all of the doors on the spacecraft (that resembles a utility sink faucet knob) are only about 4 feet tall and all of the hallways are tunnels that the crew has to crawl through. It’s basically like they watched the scene in Alien where Dallas crawls through those pipes with a flamethrower and…
I have a real soft spot for all these low budget Alien clones and Star Crystal is no different. The cheesy FX, cardboard looking set designs, poor lighting and dramatic acting make this one highly enjoyable. I always enjoy the alien designs in these films too. I hold strong with my belief that cheap looking rubbery creatures still look better than any modern CGI creation.
A space crew finds a mysterious crystal that they bring on board their ship. Too bad it gives birth to a goopy tentacley alien that hunts down the crew and turns them into mushy squishy corpses. Lots of people getting chased through vents and yelling.
The movie takes a turn near the end when some…
Don’t let the 2 star rating fool you, Star Crystal is prime “so bad it’s good” fodder for you and friends to laugh at.
This movie has this chronic problem of killing off characters to fast, forcing the movie to continue to introduce new ones. Finally halfway through the movie it gives up on that and that’s where the biggest problems come in. The first half is bad, but in a very entertaining way. Lots of cheap sets and cool slimy effects, lots of people dying at random, lots of doors on the spaceship to short for people to walk through them (seriously the doors were like 4ft tall), it makes for a silly Alien rip-off.
Them the movie settles…
Star Crystal is an amiable Alien clone of only modest grisliness (while that lasts), but I really fell in love with the quiet midnight comfy miniature work, endless loving closeups of its glowing alien goopy & glistening with four-point starburst lens flare, and the dreamy twinkling music throughout that soars into the rapturous cheese "Crystal of a Star" during the dopey but affecting ending. A movie that seems least likely to live up to the unique evocations of the VHS art, but it totally does just that.
There's a cantankerous engineer named Billi in this, and for a short-lived moment she looks a bit like the Ripley clone in this cast, if there is one at all. Similar dark hair, frizzier than it is curly, though her temperament is bizarrely intense — everyone's is, really. They grin and joke after escaping from a meltdown at a space station and then act irate or zone out like they're all robotripping hard. One guy just checks out all the ladies' butts and hits on them or 'comforts' them while they smilecry in response to trauma. They pass the time between alien murder by gawking at video of astronauts tossing a football around on Mars, and then they get bored…
I couldn't resist showing Star Crystal to my friends and family, to which my wife remarked, "I cannot believe you watched that twice."
Honey, I could go for thirds.
I've curated my following list to such a great degree that when I click "Reviews from friends" for films like this, it's all three and four star reviews from people who have similar measures for films such as this. Consider this review from dinosauroidable who points out all the aesthetic highlights of the film:
endless loving closeups of its glowing alien goopy & glistening with four-point starburst lens flare, and the dreamy twinkling music throughout
Obviously this is enough for me to have added the film to my infinitely expanding watchlist. Consider as well, alien brain's review. He writes:
In close-up its [the alien's] face is like a gaseous nebula, glistening slime reflecting light like tiny stars while it talks about…
This fucking movie gets weirder and better every time I watch it.
Daily Horror Scavenger Hunt 2 – August 2018 (boxd.it/1T3jA )
Day 22: Night of the Creeps was released August 22, 1986. To celebrate that we are going to watch a horror movie from 1986.
My List: boxd.it/1T5jM
A total Alien rip-off, especially at the start, that features a group of very angry people, for no reason that I can see (at first anyway), trapped in a space ship with an alien life form that starts to pick them off. It can even control the space ship! I love the video game like screen that shows where everyone is on the ship, sort of like a sillier version of the motion detector thingies from Aliens (I really need to rewatch Aliens!…
Garth Marenghi's Darkspace
I was all ready to give this one star and then I started to kind of like it. Not best friends "like it", more stuck at a bus stop with a reasonable tramp "like it".
In all fairness, it's bloody awful, the music sounds like it came from a lift, the set design looks like a knock off from the Tom Baker Doctor Who episode "The Ark In Space" and the script seems more concerned with sandwiches than creating tension.
At one point, the poundshop "Ripley" had to stand looking lost. She looked like one of the puppets from Thunderbirds, just stood there, hands gently swaying and with a gormless expression.
And while the first hour felt like…
I watched this with my mom, we suffered together.
Imagine if in Alien, during the climax the alien read some bible passages on a computer. Made friends with Ripley and they had sitcom antics till a cheesy '80's song closed out the movie. That's the last ten minutes of the amazing 1986 cheapo Star Crystal. Good stuff.
According to the end credits this movie was "Filmed entirely In Space". I loved this cheap Alien knock off, The cardboard acting, some bizarre dialogue, lots of slime, beautiful score, the Ripley wannabe with the loud mouth and gapped teeth, a black dude accusing a computer of being racist, a cute slimy alien named GAR, some great use of miniatures, a plot twist that's impossible to see coming and a lovely ending topped with a cheesy 80's theme tune. Man I enjoyed the Heck outa this film, one second you're like that's really well done the next you can't believe how Bad (read as Good) it is. Completely recommended to fans of mid 80's trash with a sense of humour 👊🏿💀and
Big ambition, fun sets, and acting that rises to the level of “reading the lines.” I loved imagining the movie the filmmakers saw in their had as they were filming, especially when the film ends with a custom pop song, you can just feel the grand ambition. Also, this movie ends the way Super 8 thought it was ending.
Da ist ein Alien welches die Crew eines Raumschiffes ordentlich dezimiert und später schließt es dem Rest die noch leben Freundschaft. SyFy Trash der so schlecht und bescheuert ist, dass er schon fast wieder gut ist. 9 von 10 Leuten werden diesen Film als langweiligen Schrott abstempeln. Einer von 10 wird mit diesem Quatsch seinen Spaß haben. Ich bin der Eine! (Das ist keine Babylon 5 Referenz) Ich habe mich prächtig mit dem Scheiß amüsiert!
Gehörst du zu den 9? Oder bist du der Eine? Finde es heraus. Film in voller Länge auf weloadtv und Netzkino.
Zu wem gehörst du?
Fazit: Dar brat mir einer ´nen Storch!
Almost worth it to see a couple of astronauts plant an American flag into the surface of Mars, and then toss around a football.
Maybe the real star crystal was the friends we made along the way. Some guys find a space crystal that oozes goop onto the floor. That goop is rather intelligent and forms tentacles managing to kill everyone. A different crew on one of the most inconvenient starships ever made, comes by to investigate. Things don’t go so well. One by one, the crew is turned into a slimy mess. Eventually, there’s only a few left alive and they still don’t know what they’re dealing with or how to defeat it. They watch a football game for some answers and inspiration. The alien gets into the ships computer and reads the Bible making for one the most WTF third acts…
At about the hour mark the whole movie comes to a screeching halt and doesn't pick back up again until the last ten minutes
What initially starts out as a crappy Alien knockoff changes course in those last ten minutes to something so bizarre and stupid...the monster is revealed to be a goopy glowing orange ET/Yoda-like puppet that just wants to go home and then they all become friends
The end credits say that this movie was "filmed entirely in space" and if that just isn't the most believable statement, I don't know what is
This is a pretty curious one. If you read the title and the VHS box art didn’t load up just above these words, I imagine you’re half-thinking “is he talking about The Dark Crystal under some weird alternate name?” No, dear reader, but you may be wishing I was at the end of this review.
It’s an “Alien” rip-off, just made at the same time as “Aliens”. It’s cheap and ugly and stupid and wildly sexist, but the one thing I feel confident telling you is that its ending is next-level, top-ten-of-all-time bonkers, from so far out of left field that you may begin to wonder if you’re watching an alternate movie with the same cast they edited in the…
Bargain basement 80's sci-fi turd that's only notable for using Millennium Falcon model kits.
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