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Forbidden World (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  7 May 1982 (USA)
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In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten lose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.



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Complete credited cast:
Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ...
Tracy Baxter
Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ...
Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris ...
Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver ...
Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)
Earl Richards
Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera ...


On planet Xarbia, an experimental life form, Subject 20, has been created by an elite group of researchers in hopes of preventing a galactic food crisis. However, when Subject 20 becomes deadly, the best troubleshooter in the Galaxy is called in to investigate. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A Science Fiction Horror Adventure That'll Blow You Away! See more »


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7 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Mutant  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Story authors Jim Wynorski and R.J. Robertson based their treatment on Roger Corman's own Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957). See more »


In the first lab scene on planet Xarbia, when Mike Colby says "That thing is trouble, I can smell it", we can see a yellow microphone appearing from the inferior-left that appears again on the next scene from the same plane. See more »


[first lines]
[Colby is awaken from his hibernation by his android pilot SAM-104]
Mike Colby: Where are we?
SAM-104: Beta zone. There's a pack of food raiders on our tail, sir.
Mike Colby: My hands... are numb.
SAM-104: Concentrate sir, they're closing in!
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Corman's second best Alien Ripoff
20 February 2000 | by (amarillo, tx) – See all my reviews

Well I've known and loved this one, since I was a tyke, and now own this video. It's your basic Alien ripoff, with a bunch of scientists hiding out in a remote space station on Xarba, where a troubleshooter Jesse Vint comes to save the day. However, the problem is an experiment, which turns out to be an alien, that escapes and goes on a rampage. However, the best thing about this film is the element of pure cheese; if you like how Corman used to put cheese in his films, you'll love this. Anyhow, the best is probably where they forcefeed the alien a lump of cancer and make 'em puke. That's great. However, the acting's pretty amateurish, the directing is about awful, the set and FX are about average for mid80s, the one thing though is the change of lights throughout the film, which can be found in Event Horizon and a dozen other films. It's a great cheesy flick for drivein and/or Corman fans, but those expecting a contender to ALien well you've been warned.

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