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Director:
Writers:
Marc Siegler (written by) &
Bruce D. Clark (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1981 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
ALIEN was the beginning ... Hell Has Just Been Relocated! See more »
Plot:
SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Ambitious, science-fiction is more than an slight rip-off to "Alien". See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward Albert ... Cabren

Erin Moran ... Alluma

Ray Walston ... Kore
Bernard Behrens ... Commander Ilvar

Zalman King ... Baelon

Robert Englund ... Ranger
Taaffe O'Connell ... Dameia

Sid Haig ... Quuhod

Grace Zabriskie ... Captain Trantor

Jack Blessing ... Cos
Mary Ellen O'Neill ... Mitri
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenny Myers ... Dead spaceship crew member (uncredited)
Brian Wade ... Shadow monster (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce D. Clark  (as B.D. Clark)
 
Writing credits
Marc Siegler (written by) &
Bruce D. Clark (written by) (as B.D. Clark)

William Stout  outline (uncredited)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Marc Siegler .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Barry Schrader 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin (director of photography)
Austin McKinney (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
R.J. Kizer 
Barry Zetlin 
 
Casting by
Lisa Mionie 
 
Production Design by
James Cameron 
Robert Skotak 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Graziani 
Alex Hajdu 
 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Scheibel 
Bill Paxton (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Timaree McCormick 
 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... prosthetics fabrication (as Chris Biggs)
Larry S. Carr .... prosthetics fabrication (as Larry Carr)
Sue Dolph .... makeup artist
Alec Gillis .... prosthetics fabrication
Karen Kubeck .... special makeup effects artist: assistant makeup artist
Iya Labunka .... prosthetics fabrication
Kenny Myers .... first assistant makeup effects (as Kenny Meyers)
Tom Schwartz .... prosthetics fabrication
Thom Shouse .... special makeup effects supervisor
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Brian Wade .... prosthetics fabrication
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Kevin Shanks .... effects makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William T. Conway .... production manager: second unit (as Bill Conway)
Mary Ann Fisher .... executive in charge of production
Ellen K. Hanson .... post-production supervisor
Aaron Lipstadt .... production manager
Charles Skouras III .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Allan .... assistant director: second unit (as Mark Allen)
James Cameron .... second unit director
Betsy Magruder .... second assistant director
Peter Manoogian .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Francesca Bartoccini .... property master
Pamela Canzano .... assistant props (as Pam Canzano)
Forrest Chadwick .... lead carpenter
Phil Thomas Jr. .... construction supervisor (as Philip Thomas)
Pamela B. Warner .... props: second unit (as Pam Warner)
Sol Aquino .... props and sets (uncredited)
Brian Hanish .... props: electronics (uncredited)
Rick Moore .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Mark A. Shelton .... art department electrician (uncredited)
Robert Short .... weapon designer (uncredited)
Wayne Springfield .... property maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Beauchene .... sound (as Ken Beauchane)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects editor
Galen Handy .... audio consultant (as Galen Handee)
Stephen Purvis .... dialogue editor (as Steve Purvis)
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
David E. Stone .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Allan A. Apone .... mechanical effects (as Al Apone)
Steve Neill .... mechanical effects
Rick Stratton .... mechanical effects
Douglas J. White .... mechanical effects (as Doug White)
Kevin Shanks .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Stephen Barncard .... special effects electronics
Steve Caldwell .... additional photography: special visual effects
Tom Campbell .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Chin .... model shop supervisor
Brian Chin .... stop motion animator
George D. Dodge .... additional photography: special visual effects (as George Dodge)
Mike Dubrow .... electronics engineer
Ernest D. Farino .... graphic animation designer
Randall Frakes .... camera operator: special visual effects (as Randy Frakes)
Deborah Gaydos .... assistant animator
Julia Gibson .... additional photography: special visual effects
Frank H. Isaacs .... camera operator: special visual effects (as Frank Isaacs)
Donald G. Jackson .... camera assistant: special visual effects (as Don Jackson)
Ron Lizorty .... miniature sculptor
Matthew McAllister .... special effects lighting (as Matt McAlister)
Austin McKinney .... director of photography: special visual effects
Sara Nelson .... effects coordinator
Eric Peterson .... camera assistant: special visual effects
Tony Randel .... optical supervisor (as Anthony Randel)
Tony Randel .... visual effects editor (as Anthony Randel)
Jay Roth .... model builder
Mark Sawicki .... graphic animation photography
Brent Scrivener .... model shop engineer (as Brent Scrivner)
Dennis Skotak .... supervising director of photography: special visual effects
Joseph Yanuzzi .... assistant effects editor
Ted Rae .... animation cameraman (uncredited)
Robert Skotak .... special visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Brennan .... gaffer
Anne S. Coffey .... first assistant camera (as Ayne Coffey)
Steve Freidman .... electrician
Greg Gardiner .... best boy electric (as Greg Gardener)
Jim Grce .... electrician
Lawrence Karman .... electrician (as Larry Karman)
Nick Kelsh .... still photographer
David Lee Miller .... grip (as David Miller)
Mike Moad .... grip (as Mike Mohde)
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip
David W. Nims .... grip (as Dave Nims)
John Sorich .... best boy grip
Gary Wagner .... director of photography: second unit
Jerry Workman .... lighting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jonathan David Young .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
John K. Adams .... assistant editor
Clark Henderson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael Hoenig .... performer: synthesizer
 
Other crew
Jane Covner .... publicist
Rupert Harvey .... production accountant
Don Keith Opper .... production coordinator (as Don Opper)
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor (as Mark Thomas)
Whitney Scott Bain .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Chambers .... production assistant (uncredited)
David DeCoteau .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
81 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | France:12 (TV rating) | France:16 (original rating) | Germany:16 (2011) (re-rating) | Iceland:(Banned) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #26442) | West Germany:18 (VHS rating) | West Germany:16 (theatrical rating)

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Trivia:
A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Quuhod drops his crystal throwing star to remove one of the broken points from his arm. When this proves futile, the throwing star reappears in his hand.See more »
Quotes:
Kore:Yes, the human mind is still as dark as Morganthus, isn't it, sir?See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Not of This Earth (1988)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ambitious, science-fiction is more than an slight rip-off to "Alien"., 10 August 2010
Author: Lucien Lessard from Canada

The crew members of the Quest (Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Robert Englund, Zalman King, Taffee O'Connell, Grace Zabriskie, Sid Haig, Bernard Behrens and Jack Blessing) are sent to a rescue mission on the barren planet Morganthus hoping to find the missing crew members of a previous mission. But their innermost fears on that planet comes alive to attack on their weakness. They must come face to face with their darkest fears or they will die.

Directed by Bruce D. Clark (Hammer, Naked Angels, The Ski Bum) made an entertaining, trashy, science-fiction horror film in the wake of "Alien". But the premise tries to do something different, the movie actually has something to say about fear. Produced by Roger Corman (Bloody Mama, The Intruder, The Little Shop of Horrors), he produced this movie on a budget of $700,000! Although the movie seemed to cost more than that. Imaginative designed by Three-Time Oscar Winner:James Cameron (Terminator 1 & 2, Avatar, True Lies) and Two-Time Oscar-Winner:Robert Skotak (Aliens, House on Haunted Hill "Remake", Titanic). Which oddly enough, the look of the movie does look like "James Cameron's Aliens" at times!

The Blu-ray has an sharp if occasionally grainy 1080P anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an good PCM 2.0 mono sound. The Blu-ray also includes an informative and humorous commentary track by David DeCoteau, Robert Skotak, Alec Gillis and Taaffe O'Connell. The Blu-ray also includes an entertaining documentary of the movie with the new interviews by the cast & filmmakers, Photo Gallery and more.

"Galaxy of Terror" is occasionally silly and flawed in places but it is entertaining and the movie doesn't waste time to get the thrills. The film is infamous for the giant maggot-rape sequence! Also the picture could have used some fleshing out for the characters, especially the supporting characters like Walston and Zabriskie. As a fan of B Movies, this is worth checking out. (****/*****).

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