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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Though Roger Corman had grown weary of directing by this point, this film is overflowing with his style. In an obvious Alien knock-off, a spaceship crew is bombarded by their own fears made real by a strange planet's curious chemistry. The cast is B-movie heaven as Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie and Ray Walston fill up the roles. In usual Corman fashion, many young faces were given a chance to work on his film. Most notably James Cameron as production designer. Though cheaply made, his sets are heavily influenced by H.R. Giger. The sci-fi effects are very 70s light show, but it being such a low-budget and lowbrow production, it all fits in quite nicely. Any fan of sci-fi cinema will have a good time pointing out the literal and literary holes in this campy production.

3 rape worms out of 5

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