Friday, October 03, 2014

Galaxy of Terror

I'm spending this month focusing on horror movies. There are a lot of them! Galaxy of Terror is a 1981 science fiction/horror film starring Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston (who has a Star Trek connection), and Taaffe O'Connell. Robert Englund is also here. I had never heard of this 'til I ran across it online. Bizarre.

This is the story of a rescue mission sent to recover any survivors from a lost ship. There is much screaming.

Via Youtube:



Here's a trailer:



"I live and I die by the crystals." Yeah, right. I guess we all know how that'll end.

Moria says,
the film does create a constantly eerie atmosphere – the ever-present suggestion of something enigmatic and mysterious waiting inside the pyramid. The production design adds to immeasurably to this, creating a marvellously gloomy, perpetually dark atmosphere.
Oh, the Horror says, "it’s a movie that knows what it was created to do, and it does it. The effects are magnificently realized, and the set design (helmed by James Cameron when he was merely the king of second unit directing) is impressive". DVD Talk says, "it's an entertaining one that delivers the goods, crammed as it is with gruesome makeup effects, an indescribably outrageous alien-rape sex scene and, for its budget level, extremely imaginative art direction and Star Wars-style visual effects." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 36%.

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