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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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Great Sci-Fi B-Movie With One of the Best Erotic Scene Ever
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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