Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lifeforce (1985)

 After watching The Lost Boys last night, I decided to stay close to the vampire genre with my next flick. Yes, it is not a true vampire take, but Lifeforce does have some elements that make it close and like the Lost Boys it too was filmed in the 1980s (1985).

Plot / A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.

While far from perfect, this is a good movie for late night viewing. Honestly, it has all of the elements that make you want to like this film. It is full of nudity, blood, gore, and special effects. Yes, it is a bit uneven, the pacing is a bit off and some of the acting is terrible. But, there are some decent performances and there are some intriguingly creepy moments that just seem to work within this story. In the end, it has to rate as one of the strangest films I have seen, especially in this sci fi/horror genre. Whether it is the solid yet unspectacular storyline or the unlimited amounts of nudity or just the large amount of violence that keep this going really does not matter, it works! This is a great flick for all Sci Fi or Horror fans to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this movie, but the commercial response was not too kind. Sadly, this goes down as one of the many bombs that Tobe Hooper put out around this time, including 'Invaders From Mars' and 'Spontaneous Combustion.' The guy just couldn't catch a break!

    This film has a naked space vampire, 'Charles Manson' as an astronaut and Patrick Stewart- go see it!

    P.S. I regret not buying this DVD from my local Hollywood Video when it close down. Oh, the shame!