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Release Date:
7 May 1982 (USA) See more »
A Science Fiction Horror Adventure That'll Blow You Away! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jesse Vint ... Mike Colby
Dawn Dunlap ... Tracy Baxter

June Chadwick ... Dr. Barbara Glaser
Linden Chiles ... Dr. Gordon Hauser
Fox Harris ... Dr. Cal Timbergen
Ray Oliver ... Brian Beale (as Raymond Oliver)

Scott Paulin ... Earl Richards

Michael Bowen ... Jimmy Swift
Don Olivera ... SAM-104
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Warren ... Mutant (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Holzman 
Writing credits
Tim Curnen (screenplay)

Jim Wynorski (story) and
R.J. Robertson (story)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Mary Ann Fisher .... co-producer
Original Music by
Susan Justin 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Allan Holzman 
Martin Nicholson 
Casting by
Jackie Burch  (as Jackie McNamara)
Production Design by
Christopher Horner 
Art Direction by
Joseph T. Garrity  (as Joe Garrity)
Wayne Springfield 
Set Decoration by
Chuck Seaton 
Makeup Department
John Carl Buechler .... special makeup effects (as J.C. Buechler)
Sue Dolph .... makeup artist
Karen Kubeck .... special makeup effects artist: assistant makeup artist
Susan Moray .... hair stylist
Steve Neill .... prosthetic fabricator
Don Olivera .... special makeup effects
Jim Shaw .... prosthetic designer
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Clark Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Aaron Lipstadt .... production manager
Charles Skouras III .... assistant production manager
William T. Conway .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Allan .... first assistant director
Aaron Lipstadt .... second unit director
Victoria Plummer .... second assistant director (as Vicki Plummer)
Art Department
Whitney Scott Bain .... carpenter
Julie Kaye Fanton .... props (as Julie Towery)
Jim Haddon .... special props and graphics
Donna Marburger .... special props and graphics
James Reigle .... set construction supervisor (as Jim Reigle)
Ron Siegle .... special props and graphics
Mark Pritchard .... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark A. Shelton .... art department electrician (uncredited)
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... sound editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Branda S. Miller .... sound editor (as Branda Miller)
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Karen G. Wilson .... supervising sound editor (as Karen Wilson)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... pyrotechnics
Michael F. Hoover .... special mechanics
Michael Lavalley .... special mechanics (as Mike La Valley)
Rick Lazzarini .... special mechanics
Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell .... camera operator: special visual effects
Tom Campbell .... supervisor: special visual effects
Brian Chin .... storyboard artist: special visual effects
William T. Conway .... supervisor: special visual effects (as Bill Conway)
Deborah Gaydos .... effects animation designer
Julia Gibson .... effects animation camera
Matthew McAllister .... special lighting effects
January Nordman .... assistant animator (as January R. Nordman)
Kyle Perkins .... model builder
Tony Randel .... optical effects consultant (as Anthony Randel)
Jay Roth .... model builder
Brent Scrivener .... model shop supervisor (as Brent Scrivner)
Hank Simon .... optical camera
Dennis Skotak .... director of photography: special visual effects
Robert Skotak .... production designer: special visual effects
Joseph Yanuzzi .... effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
James L. Carter .... director of photography: second unit (as James Carter)
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer
Greg Gardiner .... best boy
James J. Gilson .... gaffer (as Jim Gilson)
Jim Grce .... electrician
Scott Guthrie .... electrician
Martin J. Layton .... assistant camera (as Marty Layton)
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip
David W. Nims .... grip (as Dave Nims)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... wardrobe supervisor
Mary Jane McCarty .... costume designer: women's jumpsuits (as Janice McCarthy)
Editorial Department
James Matheny .... associate editor (as Jim Matheny)
Marilyn McCoppen .... assistant editor
Martin Nicholson .... associate editor (as Marty Nicholson)
Mark Pritchard .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Craig Huxley .... electronic music realization (as Craig Huntley)
Other crew
Rupert Harvey .... production accountant
Pat Morrill .... production coordinator
Judith Saunders .... script supervisor (as Judy Saunders)
Mike Chambers .... production assistant/meat wrangler (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
77 min | Belgium:85 min (video version) | USA:82 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | France:-12 | Germany:18 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2010) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Dawn Dunlap's character was originally going to be played by a much older woman, an ex-Playboy Bunny. When Dunlap walked in to audition for the role a day before principal photography was to begin, director Allan Holzman pleaded with the producers to sign her for the part. They very reluctantly made a new contract for her.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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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Movie Connections:
References Alien (1979)See more »


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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Hey there sexy humanoid … Wanna co-exist?, 19 June 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Yet another cheap 'n cheesy early 80's "Alien" rip-off produced by Roger "King of the B's" Corman! This given alone is more than enough reason to proceed with caution and keep your expectations to a minimum. Then, during the opening credits sequence, your first impressions are most likely to seep to an even deeper level, as the first five minutes are a headache-inducing and utterly pointless compilation of confusing and hectic images that make no sense at all. But please do your best to struggle yourself through this crappy opening, because "Forbidden World" does eventually get interesting and worthwhile. Well, in all honesty … it's crap from start to finish! But hey, at least it's tremendously entertaining crap! We're in the darkest regions of outer space, somewhere in a distant future, but there's no menace of aliens this time. The cool-looking monster on the VHS cover is mankind's own little mistake-creation, spawned on a spaceship where the crew was actually trying to discover new types of food sources. Now they're up against a continuously growing monster that somehow understands English, yet dramatically misinterprets the meaning of the verb "co-exist". Lone space ranger Mike Colby (Jesse Vint) is called to the rescue, but he doesn't really contribute anything, except having sex with the female crew members on board. What a guy! Another scientist member of the expedition eventually comes up with an admittedly creative (but totally ludicrous) plan to destroy the monster. Naturally, I can't reveal anything about the denouement, but rest assured it's 100% original and hilarious. The cinematography is dreadfully dark and unclear, presumably to camouflage the ultra-cheap and tacky set pieces and make-up effects. The monster is very cool, though, and the killings are amusingly gross and bloody. The aforementioned "co-exist" scene truly priceless and any horror fan with a slight sense of humor will LOVE that moment. Alan Holzman didn't have any experience directing movies back in 1982, but he does a fairly adequate job and admirably prevents his cast from going over the top. Following good old Roger Corman traditions, there's some great sleaze and nudity to enjoy and also the dialogs are imbecilic but fun. Highly recommended in case you can tolerate B-movie cheapness.

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