Every day for the month of October I am watching and reviewing a horror movie that I haven’t seen before. Here’s today’s:
GALAXY OF TERROR
Bruce D. Clark, United States, 1981
You gotta love Roger Corman, the king of B-movies. He may have only produced this movie but it features all of his hallmarks – violence, monsters, and a sleazy rape scene.
A spaceship crew is ordered by their weird corporate overlords to investigate another ship’s crash but when they show up they are attack by weird and surreal monsters. Immediately upon viewing you will be reminded of ALIEN – which is fine since Corman made his career ripping off bigger, mainstream films. But what is really interesting about this is that it came out five years before ALIENS and a just beginning in his career James Cameron was the second unit director. From characters to set designs, it is very obvious that this was basically Cameron’s dry run for what would become ALIENS.
Weird, filled with surreal sci-fi horror, and also featuring fan favorite actors Sid Haig and Robert Englund – this is a bizarre and exciting cult gem.
Takes ALIENS, take away a couple million dollars of budget, and give the film crew a shit ton of drugs – that’s GALAXY OF TERROR.