A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
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
This is a movie that a lot of us old time horror movie fans will love. You have got to love some of the films Roger Corman produced! This movie has just about all that I would love in a horror film. Disgusting slimy monsters, great sets, graphic gore, a creepy storyline, a great cast, and great atmosphere. For me, a lot of the crap coming out in today's theater can't compare to movies like this.
I am not sure whether this movie takes place in the distant future or in a far off galaxy, but, the story has to do with a space crew going to a planet to rescue another crew. When they get there it seems that the other crew is dead. Upon searching there grounds they discover an ancient pyramid. What they don't realize is this pyramid is an evil place causing there worst fears to come to life.
The cast includes Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian), Zalman King (Blue Sunshine), Robert England (A Nightmare on Elm St.), Grace Zabrinski (Servants of Twilight), Edward Albert (The Domino Principle), Erin Moran (Happy Days) and Sid Haig (The Devils Rejects). This is a great cast of (at the time) new and old faces.
The Special effects in the movie are excellent for a B film. If you have seen the awesome poster artwork for the movie then you should know what to expect! We get a giant maggot, a few demons, blood sucking pods, killer crystals, etc. And the gore effects were really well done. When I watched this I wasn't expecting it to be gory at all, but there are a few scenes that are rather surprising! This was such a fun movie. Unfortuantly the days of monster movies are over. Enjoy the great B classics! 9/10
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