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The Intruder Within (1981)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 20 February 1981
Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature. Chad Everett and Jennifer Warren risk their lives to stop it.

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Colette Beaudroux
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Joe Finnegan ...
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Personnel on an oil rig near Antarctica discover a bizarre fossil that exerts a mesmeric influence over some of them and gradually regenerates into the horrible embodiment of an evil that has lain dormant since the beginning of time. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Terror and death strike as monster preys upon trapped victims! See more »

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20 February 1981 (USA)  »

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The Lucifer Rig  »

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The design for the creature is sometimes mis-attributed to H.R. Giger; in fact, Giger had no involvement in its creation. See more »

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The film takes place near Antarctica, away from cities and even civilization. However, in several scenes there can be seen lights and cars in the background as if it were near a city. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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This rig is doomed.
29 July 2012 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

There is an oil rig in the middle of nowhere.Its staff is looking for oil but their mission is secret.A company geologist played by Joseph Bottoms is looking for alternative oil sources.One day he finds a bunch of small eggs.And creepy looking snake creature,who bites young worker prompting him to die.Whilst mysterious eggs are researched in the lab various oil rig workers begin to die...First of all I consider Peter Carter's "Rituals" to be one of the best and most fascinating survival horror movies of 70's. Peter Carter's "The Intruder Within" is clearly not as stunning.There are some effective moments of suspense,but the plot is silly as it rips-off "Alien".The creature effects are average at best.The atmosphere of isolation is well-captured,though.6 oil rigs out of 10.


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