I enjoy this just for Peter Firth's glib, deadpan performance delivered with tongue firmly in cheek. He hisses his stupid lines with a poker-faced angry conviction. Btw, I think the alien killed men mostly because everybody kept calling her "girl". If only the film featured more of the supernaturally perfect alien males, it might have appealed to a wider demographic than guys ogling Mathilda May.
Tobe Hooper's space vampire saga finds a band of energy sucking vampires descending upon Earth after being discovered on a derelict ship hidden behind Haley's Comet. Strong special effects (supervised by STAR WARS wizard John Dykstra) and a spectacular score by Henry Mancini, but the film gets too caught up in its own strange plotting. Borrows heavily from ALIEN and 2001, but Hooper charts his own, singular course.
Finally got to see this Sci-fi horror classic from the 80s, directed by Tobe Hooper. It was a good surprise. Great visuals for the time, and big production values for a 'small' British production. It has great very crazy and wacky moments and it's a lot of fun! Really enjoyed it!
An absolutely insane B movie with an almost A budget. Tobe Hopper goes for broke as he borrows from Bava, cribs from Scott and throws in a dash of Romero to create a boiling cauldron of baroque, exploitative excess. Hooper moves hurriedly through the plot. Tobe just can't wait to get to the good stuff. The movie jumps from one lurid and outrageous set piece to another. An anarchic, genre-loving, cinematic bacchanal.