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Galaxy of Terror (1981)

SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

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Alluma
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Kore
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Baelon
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Cos
Mary Ellen O'Neill ...
Mitri
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A spacecraft travels to a distant planet to rescue the crew of another spaceship that crashed, but their own craft, damaged in the landing, needs repair. Baelon commands the rescue team formed of his rival Cabren, Alluma, Dameia, Quuhod and the rookie Cos. While looking for but not finding survivors from the former expedition, Cos is murdered; however, they cannot leave the planet due to a projected electromagnetic field. Commander Ilvar joins the team to search for the cause of the interference, while Captain Trantor, technician Ranger and cook Kore stay in the craft. One by one, rescue team members are killed in weird situations materialized from their own fears by an ancient alien pyramid. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff

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October 1981 (USA)  »

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Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Unit director James Cameron got maggots to wriggle on a severed arm by passing an electric current through it, impressing a couple of producers and earning him his next job. And so a career was born. See more »

Goofs

When the captain engages the hyper-drive, she stands at the control panel. A montage of the crew members strapped into their seats follows, including the captain. When hyper-drive disengages a few seconds later, she is still standing at the control panel in exactly the same spot. See more »

Quotes

Captain Trantor: They're too busy being heroes out there to talk to us. 'Fame is the food that dead men eat.'
[quoting Henry Austin Dobson's 1906 poem]
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End credits roll over the pyramid which glows blue as the wind can be heard blowing. See more »

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Aliens + Event Horizon + Joanie Loves Chachi - Chachi = Galaxy of Terror
8 September 2009 | by (Doomed Theater of Despair) – See all my reviews

Early eighties Roger Corman sci-fi flick featuring a cast of b-grade actors on a mission to a distant planet to investigate a dying signal from a doomed space vessel. Once they arrive on the planet they soon discover that the crew is no more and that a black pyramid draws them in mysteriously. The cast's worst nightmares are manifested into reality as they are picked off one by one. But by whom exactly? If you were stumped as to who it was might I interest you in some low-property tax swamp land.

I have never been much of a Corman fan but this is one of his most ambitious and entertaining films. The fact that this is considered one of the 50 worst films of all time is not only silly but calls into question the bad movie credentials of whomever listed Galaxy of Terror. Have you even seen War of the Robots? Any movie that dispatches Erin Moran by crushing her skull and features the Hentai-like mutant worm raping to death a very buxom Taaffe O'Connell deserves cult status damn you! This is my third Zalman King film reviewed on this site, through no fault of my own mind you, and his limited range as an actor leaves little wonder why he made the move to directing light porn. Edward Albert is not very engaging as the male lead Cabren while I hope Sid Haig was paid by his screen time rather his amount of dialogue. Robert Englund, Ray "I've been old for 1000 years" Walston and Grace Zabriskie, who was great in Twin Peaks, round out the cast. If you happen upon this movie give it a watch. It's sure to entertain.


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