Any film where you put an out-of-this-world gorgeous woman called Mathilda May in it and let her perform the entire film in the nude as a newborn baby is an instant classic. Tobe Hooper made this extreme update of the sci fi classic "Quatermass and the Pit" but with more special effects, makeup and sex appeal. The last watchable cult classic that Tobe Hooper put together that I like.
A lot of people shit on this movie. I love it. I saw it in the theater in Portland Or. I told my friends the premise and a dozen people came out with me. The place was just about packed, and everyone had a great time. This is a classic. Don't listen to the haters.
Una lectura personal vampírica. No es un "Drácula" en la modernidad. El filme de Hooper parece incluso tener originalidad propia al converger tópicos de terror como la invasión extraterrestre, vampiros, zombies, telépatas, usurpadores de cuerpos, apocalipsis, además de tener un inicio de aventura espacial. Claro que lo vampírico no deja de ser centro. Los mismos argumentos en torno al mito son otros. Es fresco.
2.5 stars. Like your dad erratically videotaped over a 1950s sci-fi with 1980s softcore porn. A monumentally problematic gift for heterosexual teenage boys (though I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little agog at Mathilda May's beauty). Seemed unreasonable to obscure the naked hunks - though they could have looked more like Russell Mael from Sparks circa this film.
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.
Begins as a horrible Alien ripoff, turns into a hilarious, muppet-like zombiefest and finally ends in stupefying randomness with no point or sense whatsoever. Still, it's hard to hate, because there are some truly hilarious wtf-moments and some incredibly horrible acting, verging on genius. What? Huh? Oh, yeah... *sigh* ok ok, yes, and there's Mathilda May with them spectacular titties.
Some really nice set design, practical FX and visuals are about all I found of interest in this strangely deadpan sci-fi/horror. The unperturbed nature at which the events are registered adds for some amusement factor, but if memory serves me then Species is the more enjoyable pulp fodder.
One of the strangest films to get a mass market release in the eighties was Hooper's take on the sci-fi novel 'The Space Vampires'.Given the book and a deal to make it by Golan/Globus, Hooper put together a crack team of visualists to achieve it. In the end we have a bizarre blend of horror, sci-fi, hammer and bava that doesn't really gel together but is certainly fun to watch. Mind you May is the best visual effect.
Comienza como un rip off de Alien, para luego desarrollarse como una película de vampiros y misterio, aunque también coquetea con una suerte de plaga zombie en su tercio final. Formalmente me remitió al cine de Lucio Fulci y Dario Argento. En resumidas cuentas, un licuado de géneros, algo cutre en su factura, pero interesante de ver (y Mathilda May está despampanante)
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.