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Colin Wilson (novel)
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Release Date:
21 June 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In outer space they unleashed a force more evil than the world had ever imagined!.. [UK Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
***an underrated gem See more (179 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Railsback ... Col. Tom Carlsen

Peter Firth ... Col. Colin Caine

Frank Finlay ... Dr. Hans Fallada

Mathilda May ... Space Girl

Patrick Stewart ... Dr. Armstrong

Michael Gothard ... Dr. Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball ... Roger Derebridge

Aubrey Morris ... Sir Percy Heseltine
Nancy Paul ... Ellen Donaldson
John Hallam ... Lamson
John Keegan ... Guard
Chris Jagger ... First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin ... Second Vampire

Jerome Willis ... Pathologist
Derek Benfield ... Physician
John Woodnutt ... Metallurgist
John Forbes-Robertson ... The Minister (as James Forbes-Robertson)
Peter Porteous ... Prime Minister
Katherine Schofield ... Prime Minister's Secretary
Owen Holder ... First Scientist
Jamie Roberts ... Rawlings
Russell Sommers ... Navigation Officer
Patrick Connor ... Fatherly Guard

Sidney Kean ... Brash Guard
Paul Cooper ... Second Guard

Chris Sullivan ... Kelly
Milton Cadman ... First Soldier

Rupert Baker ... Second Soldier
Gary Hildreth ... Police Surgeon
Edward Evans ... Doctor
Nicholas Donnelly ... Police Inspector
Peter Lovstrom ... First Boy in Park (as Peter Løvstrøm)
Julian Firth ... Second Boy in Park
Carl Rigg ... Brendan - First Radar Technician

Elizabeth Heery ... Second Radar Technician (as Elizabeth Morton)
Geoffrey Frederick ... Communications Officer
David English ... First Crewperson
Emma Jacobs ... Second Crewperson
Michael John Paliotti ... Third Crewperson
Brian Carroll ... Fourth Crewperson
Richard Oldfield ... Mission Leader
Christopher Barr ... Trajectory Officer
Burnell Tucker ... N.A.S.A. Man
Thom Booker ... First N.A.S.A. Officer
Michael Fitzpatrick ... Second N.A.S.A. Officer
Richard D. Sharp ... Ship Crewman (as Richard Sharpe)
John Golightly ... Colonel
William Lindsay ... Colonel's Aide
David Beckett ... Soldier
Sidney Livingstone ... Ned Price (as Sydney Livingstone)
Ken Parry ... Sykes
John Edmunds ... BBC Commentator
Haydn Wood ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Larroquette ... Narrator (unconfirmed)
Del Baker ... Soldier at Greenwich (uncredited)
John Benson ... Man on Tannoy (uncredited)

Ian Cashmore ... Landing Officer (Heliport) (uncredited)
Patrick Jordan ... Communications Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Hauke Martin ... Zombie Shot in Head (uncredited)
James Payne ... NASA Man (uncredited)
Kerry Shale ... Rawlins (voice) (uncredited)
Tip Tipping ... Man Attacked by Zombies (uncredited)
Chris Webb ... Various Zombies (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tobe Hooper 
 
Writing credits
Colin Wilson (novel "The Space Vampires")

Dan O'Bannon (screenplay) &
Don Jakoby (screenplay)

Michael Armstrong  uncredited
Olaf Pooley  uncredited

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Michael J. Kagan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Grover 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Ann Stanborough 
 
Production Design by
John Graysmark 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Cartwright  (as Bob Cartwright)
Terry Knight 
Tony Reading 
Alan Tomkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Denise Exshaw 
Simon Wakefield 
 
Costume Design by
Carin Hooper 
 
Makeup Department
Marion Appleton .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Dorothy Arthur .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Ron Baker .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Janice Barnes .... prosthetic and makeup effects
L.W. Batty .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Jean Bolte .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Nigel Brackley .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Denis Brown .... makeup effects crew (as Dennis Brown)
Denis Brown .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Steve Cullane .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Tony Dunsterville .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Sandra Exelby .... makeup artist
Graham Freeborn .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Jacques Gastineau .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Jez Harris .... prosthetic and makeup effects (as Jeremy Harris)
Alex Harwood .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Ken Herd .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Kevin Herd .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Sue Higgins .... prosthetic makeup effects creator
Jill Hooper .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Bob Keen .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Patricia Kirkman .... hair stylist (as Pat Kirkman)
Paul Knowles .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Nick Maley .... special makeup effects
Richard Mills .... makeup artist (as Dickie Mills)
Michael Morris .... makeup artist
Michael Morris .... makeup effects crew (as Mickey Morris)
Michael Morris .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Marian Nicholson .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Daniel Parker .... makeup effects crew (as Danny Parker)
Daniel Parker .... prosthetic and makeup effects
W. Petit .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Geoffrey Portass .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Jason Reed .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Helen Renshaw .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Joseph Ross .... makeup effects crew (as Joe Ross)
Joseph Ross .... prosthetic and makeup effects
John Schoonraad .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Richard Smith .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Hilary Steinberg .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Uta Trinks .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Laurie Warburton .... prosthetic and makeup effects
David White .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Kenny Wilson .... prosthetic and makeup effects
Lifeforce .... special prosthetic makeup effects (uncredited)
Stephen Norrington .... makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Barbie Palmer .... special prosthetic makeup effects (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Terry Lens .... unit manager
Basil Somner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aherne .... assistant director
Derek Cracknell .... first assistant director
Derek Cracknell .... second unit director
Richard Hoult .... assistant director
Melvin Lind .... assistant director
Paul Lowin .... assistant director
Timothy Reed .... assistant director (as Tim Reed)
Jeremy Coote .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Asad Qureshi .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Adams .... art department
John Addison .... construction department
Simon Alderton .... construction department
Philip Babbage .... construction department
Geoff Bacon .... construction department
Michael Bacon .... property department
Sid Barnes .... construction department
Pete Beasley .... construction department
John Bede .... construction department
Percy Bidwell .... property department
Micky Biesty .... construction department
Del Brewer .... construction department
Richard Brown .... construction department
Peter Bryant .... property department
Jim Buckley .... construction department
A.L. Bullock .... construction department
Bill Bush .... construction department
Les Butterfield .... construction department
Austin Carter .... construction department
Stephen Challenor .... construction department (as Steve Challenor)
Leonard Chubb .... construction department
Mick Chubbock .... construction department (as Micky Chubbock)
Bill Churchill .... construction department
John Coghlan .... construction department
Dave Coldham .... construction department
Dean Coldham .... construction department
Brian Cole .... modeller (as Bryan Cole)
Eddie Connell .... construction department
Sean Conry .... property department
Dennis Cooke .... construction department
Steve Cooper .... art department
Andrew Coupe .... modeller
Derek Creedon .... property department
Gary Crosby .... construction department
Keith Crossley .... art department
Paul Crowe .... construction department
Danny Cullinane .... construction department
R.J. Davies .... construction department
Carol De Jong .... art department (as Carole De Jong)
Fred Denman .... construction department
Winston Depper .... construction department
Frank Dickinson .... modeller
Peter Dunne .... construction department
Jack Dyer .... construction department (as John Dyer)
Raymond Dyer .... construction department
Trevor Dyer .... construction department (as T. Dyer)
J.W. Ede .... construction department
Danny Evans .... property department (as Dan Evans)
Eddie Evans .... construction department
Fred Evans .... art department
Keith Evans .... construction department
Philip Evans .... construction department
Wally Few .... construction department
Nick Finlayson .... modeller
Ken Fleming .... construction department
Richard Fox .... construction department
Eddie Francis .... property master
Tom Frewer .... property department (as Thomas Frewer)
Harold Fryer .... construction department
David Fullbrook .... construction department
Brian Gamby .... property department
Martin Geeson .... construction department
Jim George .... construction department
Mark Giles .... art department
Patrick Gleeson .... construction department
Bill Gough .... construction department
Paul Grange .... construction department
Geoffrey Brian Grant .... construction department (as Geoff Grant)
Ian Grant .... construction department
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Dennis Griffin .... production buyer
Michael Gunner .... construction department (as Mike Gunner)
Fred Gurhy .... construction department
Micky Guyett .... construction department
Ernie Hall .... construction department (as E. Hall)
Frank Hannon .... construction department
Robert Harper .... construction department (as Bob Harper)
Ron Harrison .... construction department
Norman Hart .... art department
Raymond Hawtree .... construction department (as Ray Hawtree)
Michael Hayward .... construction department (as Mike Hayward)
Arthur Healey .... construction department (as Arthur Healy)
Arthur Healey .... modeller
Reg Hill .... art department
Martin Hitchcock .... art department
John Hoesli .... art department
Sid Holt .... construction department
Alan Hooper .... construction department
E.J. Hooper .... construction department
Tony Horsefield .... construction department (as Tony Horsfield)
Bill Howe .... construction department (as William Howe)
Ernie Howe .... construction department
Brian Humphrey .... property department
J.J. Hurley .... construction department
Charles Ixer .... property department
Les Jiggins .... construction department
Paul Jiggins .... construction department
Patricia Johnson .... art department
Patricia Johnson .... draughtsman
Albert Key .... construction department
Michael King .... construction buyer (as Mike King)
Paul King .... construction department
Derek Knowler .... property department
Nick Kubicki .... modeller
E. Lansbury .... construction department
J. Lansbury .... construction department
P. Lavey .... construction department
Michael Law .... construction department (as Micky Law)
Colin Lovering .... construction department
Steve Lowen .... construction department
Tom Lowen .... construction department (as Thomas Lowen)
Ted Lynch .... construction department
Jim Machin .... modeller
George Malin .... property department
Paul Maliney .... art department
Eric Mason .... construction department
Kevin Mathews .... construction department
Hugh McKenzie .... construction department (as H. McKenzie)
Don McLellan .... construction department
Peter Michel .... modeller
D. Miles .... construction department
Malcolm Mister .... construction department
Paul Mitchell .... construction department
Brian Morris .... construction department
John Morris .... construction department
Leonard Morse .... construction department
Peter Mounsey .... construction department
Mick Murphy .... construction department
Phil Murray .... construction department
John Naisbitt .... construction department
Eric Nash Jr. .... construction department
Eric Nash .... construction department
John Nethersole .... construction department
Bruce Newell .... construction department
John Newman .... construction department
John Newvell .... construction department
Ron Newvell .... construction department
Desmond O'Boy .... construction department
John O'Boy .... construction department
Michael O'Callaghan .... construction department
John O'Connor .... construction department
Pat O'Loughnane .... construction department
Brendon O'Reilly .... construction department
George Orr .... construction department
Mark Overall .... construction department
Stephen Page .... construction department (as Steve Page)
Chris Parfitt .... art department
John Parks .... construction department
J. Pearson .... construction department
Alfred Perkins .... construction department
Les Phipps .... construction department
Martin Phipps .... construction department
Keith Pitt .... property department
Gary Pledger .... construction department
Mitchell Pope .... construction department
Harry Portlock .... construction department
Vic Predgen .... construction department
Russell Prosser .... construction department
Michael Quinn .... construction department
John Rae .... construction department
Eamonn Redmond .... construction department
Ray Reeve .... construction department
Gary Reynolds .... construction department
Paul Reynolds .... construction department
Ray Reynolds .... construction department
Steve Rice .... construction department
M. Richards .... construction department
J.W. Rivers .... construction department
John Roberts .... construction department
John Robson .... construction department
Ray Roffe .... construction department
Ray Rose .... property department
Gordon Routledge .... construction department
Alan Rowland .... construction department
John Sams .... construction department
Nick Sargent .... construction department
Roy Scott .... modeller
Roy Shave .... construction department
Bill Shepherd .... construction department
Ian Shubrook .... property department
Terry Sibley .... construction department
David Silverton .... construction department
Dennis Simmonds .... property department
Les Singleton .... construction department
George Skidmore .... modeller
Ronnie Skinner .... construction department (as Ron Skinner)
Alan Smith .... construction department
Alfie Smith .... property department (as Alf Smith)
Colin Smith .... construction department
Kevin Smith .... construction department
Ray Smith .... construction department
Bob Spencer .... art department
Jimmy Spiller .... property department
James Stachini .... construction department
Peter Stachini .... construction department
Richard Stachini .... construction department
Ray Staples .... construction department
Gerry Stewart .... construction department (as Gerald Stewart)
Roger Stewart .... art department
Ricky Stone .... construction department
Brian Sullivan .... construction department
Paul Taggart .... construction department
Eric Taylor .... construction department
Stan Thomas .... property department
Peter Thompson .... construction department
Bert Thornton .... construction department
Robert Todd .... construction department (as Bob Todd)
Mark Townsend .... construction department
Michael Traynor .... construction department
Raymond Tricker .... construction department (as Ray Tricker)
Ilua Vasic .... construction department (as Ilija Vasic)
Frank Walsh .... art department
Shaun Walsh .... construction department
Kevin Wardle .... construction department
Larry S. Wells .... construction department (as Larry Wells)
Micky Wells .... construction department
Peter Wells .... construction department
Bill West .... construction department
Stan West .... construction department
Stephen Weston .... construction department
Kevin Wheeler .... property department
John Wildgust .... construction department
Mark Wilkinson .... construction department
Mark Williams .... construction department
Robert Williams .... modeller
Stuart Williams .... construction department
Barry Wilson .... construction department
Don Wilson .... construction department
E. Wolstencroft .... construction department
George Wolstencroft .... art department
Paul Wolstencroft .... construction department
Sydney Wood .... construction department
John Woods .... construction department
Patrick Worsley .... construction department
 
Sound Department
David Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Brose .... sound editor
Nigel Galt .... dialogue editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Langford .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... additional sound effects
Vernon Messenger .... sound designer
Dennis Nisbett .... sound maintenance
George Stephenson .... sound recordist
Colin Wood .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Alan Barnard .... special effects crew
Julie Beha .... special effects crew
Ian Biggs .... special effects crew
Michael Brady .... special effects crew
Brian Chewins .... special effects crew
Chris Corbould .... special effects crew
Steve Crawley .... wire effects
Russell Diamond .... special effects crew
Peter Dorme .... special effects crew
John Gant .... special effects
Ray Hanson .... special effects crew
Nick Harrison .... special effects crew
Simon Hewitt .... special effects crew
Richard Hiscott .... special effects editor
Stephen Lloyd .... special effects crew
Mark Meddings .... special effects crew
Rita Nugent .... special effects crew
Robert Nugent .... special effects crew
Andrew Smith .... special effects crew (as Andy Smith)
Roy Spencer .... special effects crew
Kevin Welch .... wire effects
Roy Whitehead .... special effects crew
Paul Whybrow .... special effects crew
Andy Williams .... special effects crew
Chris Gant .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Julie Adams .... special visual effects crew
Richard Alexander .... special visual effects crew
Percy Angress .... special visual effects crew
David Beasley .... special visual effects crew
Mat Beck .... special visual effects crew
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... special visual effects crew
Stephen David Brooks .... special visual effects crew (as Steve Brooks)
John K. Brunner .... special visual effects crew (as John Brunner)
Vivian Brunner .... special visual effects crew
Glenn Campbell .... special visual effects crew
Mark Cane .... special visual effects crew
Pamela Cox .... special visual effects crew
Blake Dennis .... special visual effects crew
Dennis Dorney .... special visual effects crew
Roger Dorney .... supervisor: optical effects
John Dykstra .... special visual effects
Jonathan Erland .... special visual effects crew (as Jon Erland)
Maryan Evans .... special visual effects crew
John V. Fante .... special visual effects crew
Stephen Fog .... special visual effects crew
Randy Fullmer .... special visual effects crew
Rick Gilligan .... special visual effects crew
Mark Gredell .... special visual effects crew
Michael Griffin .... special visual effects crew
Gregg Heschong .... special visual effects crew
T. Daniel Hofstedt .... special visual effects crew (as Dan Hofstedt)
Paul D. Johnson .... special visual effects crew (as Paul Johnson)
Ann Johnston .... special visual effects crew
Mary Johnston .... special visual effects crew
Michael Joyce .... special visual effects crew
Denny Kelly .... special visual effects crew
Sandy Kennedy .... special visual effects crew
Rick La Conte .... special visual effects crew
Rachel De La Cruz .... special visual effects crew
Caren Marinoff-Montante .... special visual effects crew (as Carin A. Marinoff)
Grant McCune .... supervisor: miniatures
Michael Douglas Middleton .... special visual effects crew (as Michael Middleton)
Alvah J. Miller .... special visual effects crew
Harry Moreau .... special visual effects crew
Josh Morton .... special visual effects crew
Debbi Nikkel .... special visual effects crew
Don Nikkel .... special visual effects crew
Tom Pahk .... special visual effects crew
John Patrick .... special visual effects crew
Eric Peterson .... special visual effects crew
Lee Pogoler .... special visual effects crew
Jerry Pooler .... special visual effects crew
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... special visual effects crew
Terri Rea .... special visual effects crew
Christopher S. Ross .... special visual effects crew (as Christopher Ross)
Steve Sass .... special visual effects crew
David Scott .... special visual effects crew
Jonathan Seay .... special visual effects crew (as John Seay)
Robert Shepherd .... producer: visual effects
John R. Shourt .... special visual effects crew
William Shourt .... special visual effects crew (as Bill Shourt)
Chuck Shuman .... special visual effects crew (as Chuck Schuman)
Douglas Smith .... special visual effects crew
Alan Spilkoman .... special visual effects crew
Smokey Stover .... special visual effects crew (as Harry Stover)
John E. Sullivan .... special visual effects crew (as John Sullivan)
John Swallow .... special visual effects crew (as John E. Swallow)
Ken Swenson .... special visual effects crew
Olga Tarin-Craig .... special visual effects crew (as Olga Craig)
Richard Taylor .... special visual effects crew (as Richard F. Taylor)
Don Trumbull .... special visual effects crew
Thomas Valentine .... special visual effects crew (as Tom Valentine)
Chuck Warren .... special visual effects crew (as Charles S. Warren)
Wanda Watkins .... special visual effects crew
Harry Weinmann .... special visual effects crew
Bess Wiley .... special visual effects crew (as Bess Willy)
Joseph Yanuzzi .... special visual effects crew
Adele Zager .... special visual effects crew
Alan Church .... optical camera (uncredited)
Ryan Kolesar .... special visual effects crew (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts
Del Baker .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dickie Beer)
Andy Bradford .... stunts
David Brandon .... stunts (as Dave Brandon)
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunt arranger
Tracey Eddon .... stunts (as Tracy Eddon)
Sadie Eden .... stunts (as Sadie Eddon)
Stuart Fell .... stunts
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
Ray Ford .... stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunts
Fred Haggerty .... stunts
Reg Harding .... stunts
Frank Henson .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunt double: Steve Railsback
Alf Joint .... stunts
John Lees .... stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunts
Michael Scott-Law .... stunts (as Michael Law)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts
Tip Tipping .... stunts
Malcolm Weaver .... stunts
Chris Webb .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Atkinson .... clapper loader
Jonn Barry .... electrical department
Bob Bremner .... electrical supervisor (as Bobby Bremner)
Tom Brown .... electrical department
John Clark .... electrical department
Tony Cridlin .... camera grip
Eamonn Dunne .... electrical department
John Fleming .... camera grip
Mike Frift .... camera operator
Simon Hume .... focus puller
Tony Jackson .... clapper loader
Alec King .... electrical department
Russel Lister .... electrical department
David Litchfield .... focus puller
Jack Lowin .... camera operator: second unit
Douglas Luke .... still photographer
Colin Manning .... camera grip
Eric Melville .... electrical department
Bill Nicholson .... electrical department
Brian Osborne .... camera grip (as Brian Osborn)
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Nick Penn .... camera trainee (as Nicholas Penn)
Stuart Reid .... electrical department
Tony Rowland .... camera grip
Terry Townsend .... electrical department
Tim Wooster .... camera trainee
Joe Dunton .... technician: cameras and anamorphic lenses (uncredited)
Carlos Melville .... electrician (uncredited)
Ian Murray .... rigger (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Cox .... wardrobe department
Renee Heimer .... wardrobe department
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe department
Simon Murray .... wardrobe department
James Smith .... wardrobe department (as Jimmy Smith)
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ross Adams .... assistant editor
Matthew Glen .... assistant editor
Tim Grover .... assistant editor
Michael Redfern .... assistant editor (as Mike Redfern)
Wayne Smith .... assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... assistant post-production (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Fishman .... musical advisor
Robert Hathaway .... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Eric Tomlinson .... music mixer
James Guthrie .... assistant: Michael Kamen (uncredited)
Michael Kamen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Chiverton .... unit driver
Frank Jolly .... unit driver
Arthur Miller .... unit driver
Joe Pace .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Brendan Alimo .... technical advisor
Paul Antony-Barber .... mime artist
Geoff Austin .... location manager
Craig Barwick .... accounts department
Susie Beavis .... unit nurse
Alexander Beetham .... technical advisor
Corrinne Bougaard .... mime artist
June Broom .... unit publicist
Marlene Butland .... production coordinator
Ron Campbell .... fire officer
Len Cave .... production accountant
Jack Churchill .... accounts department
Sylvia Ellwood .... accounts department
John Fisher .... video department
Duncan Fraser .... accounts department
Peter Gibson .... fire officer
Richard Glass .... contact lens consultant
Bob Goody .... mime artist
Mark Gosling .... production runner
Michael Hartman .... production company liaison
Mike Heaviside .... video department
Adrian Hedley .... mime director
Richard Hewitt .... video department
Ron Hickson .... title designer
Dave Hodgson .... fire officer
Tony Hooper .... runner: director
Kristine Landon-Smith .... mime artist
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
Cal McCrystal .... mime artist
Felicity Newton .... secretary to producer
Hugh Nicholson .... video department
Roy Parkinson .... location manager: models
Carol Snook .... continuity
Alan Sutton .... fire officer
Jane Trower .... accounts department
Lyndy Trower .... accounts department
Alan Wheatley .... title designer
Nikki Williams .... production department secretary
Simon Collins .... mime artist (uncredited)
Pauline Hume .... title designer (uncredited)
Nick Joint .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Ross .... location crew (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
116 min | USA:101 min (edited version)
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:R (Manitoba) (cut US version) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) (uncut version) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (cut US version) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (uncut version) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (cut US version) (also uncut version) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (cut US version) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1986-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
A number of the possibles for Fallanda had played Van Helsing or Van Helsing type roles.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the soldiers are shooting at the male vampires, they are supposed to be naked but are clearly seen wearing patches from the waist down.See more »
Quotes:
Prime Minister:Miss Haversham! Miss Haversham!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Invaders from Mars (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Lifeforce ThemeSee more »

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36 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
***an underrated gem, 3 February 2004
Author: vhsiv from washington, d.c.

Like several other reviewers here, I'm surprised to see many negative reviews on this film. Dan O'Bannon's previous effort was the groundbreaking 'Alien' of 1979. Because it and 'Star Wars' introduced the stylistic approach of 'Used' or 'Dirty Space' in art-direction for these kinds of features doesn't mean that this was the only way to produce them.

Rather than dismiss 'Lifeforce' out-of-hand as a sort of schlock and primitive exploitation feature, it's important to recognize that the film draws upon the 'esteemed' traditions of British horror and science-fiction - specifically Hammer and American International features like Quatermass (specifically 'Quatermass and the Pit', 1967), Doctor Who and 'The Day of the Triffids' (1963), if not the works of Gerry Anderson ('UFO', 'Space:1999' and 'Thunderbirds'). But none of these influences would be a surprise if other reviewers recognized writer O'Bannon's genre-scholarly appreciation for 'Queen of Blood'(1966) and 'It! The Terror from Beyond Space'(1958) - the immediate sources for 'Alien' (1979).

Granted this film has some 'legacy' elements, but perhaps it's worth comparing this film to its more immediate peers - 1981's 'An American Werewolf in London' and 'The Company of Wolves' (1984) - other 80's films that share a 'looking-back' while they adapt those stories to the 80's zeitgeist. All three films drew on earlier incarnations of the same, but substantially sexed-up their themes (because they could), and, at the same time they recognized the tongue-in-cheek, humorous aspects of their projects.

Neil Jordan's 'Wolves' played to many of the psychoanalytic memes floating around at the during the '80's, while 'American Werewolf' curdled its theme as a 'coming-of-age' film. It's called artistic license, and the adaptations of these three films are no less valid than the latter-day dramedy inherent in the 'Scream' franchise, 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and 'Final Destination'. But these teen-targeted, films seem to be part of a box-office trend, whereas the 80's films like 'Lifeforce' belong a canon of British sci-fi - even if this one was written by an American.

In many ways this film holds up much better than latter-day disaster and alien-invasion flicks ('Independence Day', 'Armageddon', 'Deep Impact') in that the 'solutions' don't reside in gun-battles, weaponized payloads and testosterone. At the opposite end of the pole, it is unfortunate that Steven Soderbergh and James Cameron didn't examine Tarkowski and Lem more closely before they remade 'Solaris'...

The goal of this film was fun, not ponderousness or stupidity.

7/10

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