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Lifeforce (1985)

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

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Nicholas Ball ...
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Nancy Paul ...
Ellen Donaldson
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Lamson
John Keegan ...
Guard
Chris Jagger ...
First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin ...
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Storyline

The space shuttle Churchill is assigned to observe the Halley's Comet under the command of Col. Tom Carlsen. They see a strange form attached to the comet and Carlsen goes with a team to investigate. They find three humanoid life forms in caskets and they bring them to the Churchill. However, Earth loses contact with the shuttle and the Space Research Center sends another spacecraft to search the Churchill. They find the crew dead and the shuttle burnt and one rescue pod missing. They bring the humanoids to Earth and soon Dr. Hans Fallada and his team discover that the Space Girl is a sort of vampire and drains the life force from people transforming them into zombies. When the authorities find that Col. Tom Carlsen has survived, they summon him to explain what happened in the Churchill. Carlsen tells an incredible story about the three aliens and he teams up with Col. Colin Caine trying to save mankind from the evil vampires from the space. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the blink of an eye, the terror begins. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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21 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Space Intruders  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jeremy Bulloch was considered for Roger Derebridge and Kelly. See more »

Goofs

The vampire girl is hiding in St Paul's Cathedral, but the blue beam she's emitting appears to emanate from the dome of Greenwich Observatory. See more »

Quotes

Second vampire: It'll be much less terrifying if you just come to me.
Colonel Colin Caine: I'll do just that.
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Connections

Referenced in Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lifeforce Theme
Written by Michael Kamen and Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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User Reviews

Calm down,people!
12 March 2003 | by (huntersville,n.c.) – See all my reviews

Holy mackerel! From the comments I've read so far,you would think Tobe Hooper and Cannon were trying to remake "The Magnificent Ambersons"or some other "classic of the cinema"!I personally believe they set out to provide an entertaining picture for public consumption,and as far as I'm concerned ,that's exactly what they accomplished.After wearing out my VHS copy,I had to buy the DVD,which is even better in WIDESCREEN....plus I can hit the ZOOM and see Mathilda May much better! Exciting story,great cast(Railsback always one of my faves,PLUS Firth,Stewart,Gothard,etc.).Someone commented about "cheesy effects"...are you kiddin'?The special effects in this picture are much better than the overdone computer junk you see nowadays.Of course,this is an 80's picture...no one has enough imagination to make a movie like this today!


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