Plot & Details
Fans of outrageously bad drive-in fare from New World Pictures will find much to love in this bargain-bin science fiction weirdness -- one of several Alien rip-offs foisted on defenseless audiences by Roger Corman's legendary B-movie factory. The plot -- which, of course, is irrelevant to the action -- involves a food-research team on a distant planet, whose latest genetic product decides it would rather eat than be eaten...and boy, is it hungry. Then enters our hero, an undefined government specialist (Jesse Vint) whose dreams in hypersleep find their way into almost every scene in the film -- his apparent powers of precognition, however, are never mentioned. Vint responds to the team's distress signal and shows up with his robot pal to blast the slime-beast to smithereens -- and, of course, to engage in a little intergalactic nookie with the team's female personnel. Meanwhile, the constantly mutating monster chews its way through virtually the entire cast before one cancer-ridden scientist devises a highly original (and extremely disgusting) solution. The ever-thrifty Corman recycled sets and scenes from Battle Beyond the Stars and Galaxy of Terror to pad out this weekend wonder, making up for its threadbare production values (which include plenty of cheap scares, nudity, and graphic gore).
- Genre(s): Horror,Science Fiction,Thriller
- Run Time: 86min.
- Director(s): Allan Holzman
- Starring: Jesse Vint , June Chadwick , Dawn Dunlap , Linden Chiles , Fox Harris
- Themes: Experiments Gone Awry,Technology Run Amok
- Keywords: cannibal, creature, encounter, investigator, laboratory, planet, research, scientist, space, alien [not human], disturbance, monster, mutant, space-exploration