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Awfully Good Movies: Lifeforce (Video)

12 May 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Lifeforce (1985) Director: Tobe Hooper Stars: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Mathilda May Next weekend, Ridley Scott gives the Alien franchise another shot with Alien: Covenant, so Awfully Good Movies is dipping into the weird and wonderful world of Alien ripoff movies with one of the most famous of them: 1985’s Lifeforce! What makes this flick one of the most notable Alien ripoffs is... Read More »

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Eaten Alive (1976)

29 April 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For me, the most interesting thing about horror maestro Tobe Hooper’s storied career is he takes chances. He always swings big; from his landmark second feature The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), to Lifeforce (1985), to even The Mangler (1995), he pushes the genre into the absurd through concept and execution, audiences be damned. It’s an admirable trait in a filmmaker, and one that’s on full display with Eaten Alive (1976), probably his most bizarre film to date. (Which is saying a lot.)

After a limited stateside release in October of ’76, EA was given a wide release in May of ’77 by Virgo International Pictures to theatres and drive-ins across the land. The start of the ever undulating arc of Hooper’s career, it was met with a resounding “Whaaaat?” by the public and critics alike. This was not the follow up to the cultural explosion that was Chainsaw people were expecting. And to be honest, »

- Scott Drebit

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No One Can Hear You Scream: Life and Death in Space Horror

26 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on space horror…

The release this week of Life, the new science-fiction horror film from Daniel Espinosa, may herald for many a revelation if they’re unfamiliar with a sub-genre all of its own – the space horror movie. Espinosa’s film is entertaining, if workmanlike, and will be enjoyed primarily by people unfamiliar with the cavalcade of pictures it pilfers from across its running time, but can it really hold a candle to the movies it’s professing to update and sit alongside? That’s arguable.

What matters is the aforementioned sub-genre it now sits within, as it’s as rich and full as the wide variety of other sub-genres in horror or indeed science-fiction. Life, like many other movies we’ll mention here, owes its existence and a huge debt to what may not have been the first sci-fi horror movie, but is undoubtedly still the grandmaster. »

- Tony Black

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The Lair of the White Worm

28 January 2017 2:58 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Lair of the White Worm

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Lionsgate / Vestron

1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date January 31, 2017 / 34.97

Starring Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis, Stratford Johns, Paul Brooke, Imogen Claire, Chris Pitt, Gina McKee, Christopher Gable, Lloyd Peters.

Cinematography: Dick Bush

Film Editor: Peter Davies

Special Effects makeup: Stuart Conran, Paul Jones

Original Music: Stanislaus Syerewicz

Written by: Ken Russell from the novel by Bram Stoker

Produced and Directed by Ken Russell

Wild man director Ken Russell struck back against commercial indifference with this alternately elegant and outrageous horror offering, that excepting a few hard- ‘R’ moments, comes off as a real (snake) charmer. Few horror movies have a real sense of wit, and fewer still can laugh at themselves without crumbling into sad parody. As if reclaiming horror as a British-made product, Russell’s The Lair of the White Worm shows us what a next-generation Hammer »

- Glenn Erickson

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