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Galaxy of Terror (1981)

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

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A spacecraft travels to a distant planet to rescue the crew of another space ship that has crashed. Their craft has damages in the landing and needs to be repaired. Baelon commands the rescue team formed by Cabren, Alluma, Dameia, Quuhod and the rookie Cos. While looking for survivors from the former expedition, Cos is murdered and but they do not find any survivor. However they cannot depart from the plane due to an electromagnetic field. Commander Ilvar joins the team to search for the cause of the interference in the spacecraft. Captain Trantor stays in the craft with the technician Ranger and the cook Kore but soon one by one of the rescue team members is killed in weird situations, created by the materialization of their own fears. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Imagine your worst nightmares coming true. See more »


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Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror  »

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Sid Haig didn't think the dialogue in the script matched the character of Quuhod, so he asked Roger Corman if he could play Quuhod as a near mute instead. Corman agreed and let Haig portray Quuhod with almost no dialogue. Haig only says a single line in the whole movie. See more »

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When the captain engages the hyper-drive, she is standing at the control panel. Then follows a montage of the crew members strapped into their seats, 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 »

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Great Sci-Fi B-Movie With One of the Best Erotic Scene Ever
28 August 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A spacecraft travels to a distant planet to rescue the crew of another space ship that has crashed. The craft has damages in the landing and needs to be repaired. Baelon (Zalman King) commands the rescue team formed by his rival Cabren (Edward Albert), Alluma (Erin Moran), Dameia (Taaffe O'Connell), Quuhod (Sid Haig) and the rookie Cos (Jack Blessing). While looking for survivors from the former expedition, Cos is murdered and they do not find any survivor. However they cannot depart from the planet due to an electromagnetic field. Commander Ilvar (Bernard Behrens) joins the team to search for the cause of the interference in the spacecraft. Captain Trantor (Grace Zabriskie) stays in the craft with the technician Ranger (Robert Englund) and the cook Kore (Ray Walston) but soon one by one of the rescue team members is killed in weird situations, created by the materialization of their own fears.

"Galaxy of Terror" is a great sci-fi B movie with a story with good premise, although having many clichés of the genre. The menaces of the planet are nothing but the fruit of the imagination of each person, projecting their inner fear. Further, this movie has probably one of the most erotic scenes I have ever seen. Dameia, the character played by the sexy Taaffe O'Connell, has a great fear of maggots, being a kind of "worm-phobic" person. When she meets the huge maggot, she starts screaming for help, while the creature with many legs rips her clothes off and rapes her. Her naked body is covered and lubricated by slime, and her initial panic becomes into a very intense multiple orgasms. Other good attractions are the names of James Cameron (as unit director in the bottom of the credits), the later soft porn director Zalman King ('Wild Orchid') and Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund in the cast. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Galáxia do Terror" ("Galaxy of Terror")

Note: On 18 October 2014, I saw this movie again.


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