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Horror Planet (1981)
"Inseminoid" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  November 1982 (USA)
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A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

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A group of scientists are working in a lab located on a distant planet. One of them, Sandy, is attacked, raped and impregnated by a monstrous creature. She then begins to stalk her colleagues one by one, killing them and drinking their blood. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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The bulk of the movie was filmed in The Chiselhurst Caves to enhance the production value, but resetting lights and moving cameras around the natural rock formations proved to be problematic and time consuming. See more »

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When everyone has blocked themselves into a control room, Sandy decides to blow the door in with explosives near by. When the door flies off, it blows outwards towards her in the corridor, not inwards. See more »

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Gary: She's very strong.
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Inseminoid Devoid.
24 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Inseminoid (AKA: Horror Planet) is directed by Norman J. Warren and written by Nick and Gloria Maley. It stars Judy Geeson, Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley and Stephanie Beacham. Music is by John Scott and cinematography by John Metcalfe.

A crew of space scientists come under attack after an alien creature impregnates one of the team, causing her maternal instincts to turn her into a homicidal maniac.

The makers denied it is a cheap knock-off of Ridley Scott's Alien, and in their defence, 20th Century Fox supremo's viewed Inseminoid and had absolutely no problem with it. So? Is it a tacky cash in? Well judge for yourself, but ultimately it's films like this that make you treasure Alien even more; regardless of budget differences.

Inseminoid, great title at least, is hysterically bad. It doesn't make any sense (seriously, the screenplay must have been written in 5 minutes), its cheapness is "not" endearing and the acting is appalling. Add in some awful effects work, costuming care of the decade that time forgot, and the over powering sense of sleaze for gore's sake, and you got one bad movie on your hands.

Is it mindless fun? Well it is funny! When actors like Brit babes Geeson and Beacham take it seriously, the former really throwing herself into the crazed mommy role, then it's hard not to laugh, even more so when the alien glove puppets show up. To be fair to Beacham, she came out and said she did it purely for the money, but the honourable thing to do would have been to wave her fee and distribute it back to the paying punters at the box offices who had to suffer this tripe.

Alien rape, murder bedlam and cannibalism, it shouldn't be funny, but it is. 2/10


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