If your vampires come from space, don’t expect them to just suck your blood or anything so crude as that. Don’t expect capes and fangs and bat wings. Just look for beautiful people walking around nude that look you straight into your eyes and suck out your LIFEFORCE. That’s the name of today’s Scream-A-Day, the 1985 film that ,just by mentioning it, sends people into OMG moments. Yeah, it was a bad film, but like several others that I’ve featured, I bet you didn’t turn it off when you watched it.
Col. Colin Caine (Peter Firth) and Col. Tom Carlsen (Steve Railsback) are part of a shuttle crew that investigates an anomaly in Hallie’s Comet. What they find is a ship that’s filled with alien corpses, and three perfectly preserved people suspended in sleep. They take the sleeping aliens down to earth, but what they find is that they probably made their most deadliest mistake ever. Even though both the men fear what these aliens may do, Tom ends up developing a psychic link with the female of the three. England goes awry as the aliens start going around and set off a Lifeforce sucking frenzy among the people. There’s nudity in the trailer so beware, it’s NSFW. But it also has some of the ludicrous scenes that made this movie stand out. Actually, what 80s horror movie didn’t have something crazy that made it stand out?
To the film’s credit, the story was interesting, if not executed in a serious way. And a major draw was obviously Mathilda May walking around butt-naked and hardly saying anything through most of the film. You dudes would think that was a perfect woman until she convinces you to go up in her ship and fly to another world that she can suck dry of their Lifeforce. Not a perfect date.
With a film like Poltergeist under his belt, I wonder why Director Tobe Hooper did a project like LIFEFORCE? But then again, his early directing credit shows more of these types of films than something as good as the former. You win some, you lose a lot, in Hollywood.
You can catch LIFEFORCE on Netflix streaming, or rent it somewhere I’m sure. When did you see this English Space Vampire horror last?
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