Wednesday, March 28, 2012
If the idea of a stupid British rip-off of ALIEN sounds good to you then this here's your film. This sci-fi horror combo takes place on a cold cloudy planet where there's some kinda inseminating monster running around. We don't really get to see much of this creature besides his little impregnating/raping scene and all of the murdering takes place by people who are controlled somehow by our malevolent alien. There are a couple of puppet alien babies but they don't do a whole hell of a lot. You also get a woman who tries to saw her own foot off to save herself from a trap which seems sorta dumb to do when you're in a hostile environment wearing a protective astronaut suit. Ultimately nothing is really explained very deeply and it all ends very anti-climatically. This film is sorta reminiscent of the British Alien-rape flick XTRO but you're better off just watching one of the Roger Corman ALIEN clones like GALAXY OF TERROR.
I've seen the R-rated cut of this and it seemed very choppy to me during any of the gore scenes so I'm thinking there might be an uncut version out there somewhere also which would be a slight improvement.
A.K.A. HORROR PLANET