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Director:
Writers:
Lance Lindsay (story) and
Eric Woster (story) ...
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Release Date:
April 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
...In Space scientists have discovered a new life form...they are about to wish they hadn't...
Plot:
Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A great Sci-fi horror (not saying much) See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
C. Juston Campbell ... Roger Campbell
Faye Bolt ... Dr. Adrian Kimberly
John W. Smith ... Cal (as John Smith)
Taylor Kingsley ... Sherrie Stevens
Marcia Linn ... Lieutenant Billi Lynn
Eric Moseng
Thomas William
Don Kingsley
Robert Allen
Emily Longstreth
Lisa Goulian
Charles Linza
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Randall England

Directed by
Lance Lindsay 
 
Writing credits
Lance Lindsay (story) and
Eric Woster (story)

Lance Lindsay (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Badger .... associate producer
Thomas Frantz .... associate producer
Charles Linza .... executive producer
Don E. Porter .... associate producer
Frank Rhodes .... executive producer
Eric Woster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Doug Katsaros 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico  (as Robert Carameco)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Woster 
 
Production Design by
Steven P. Sardanis  (as Steve Sardanis)
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lazzara .... makeup artist
Blake Shepard .... makeup artist
Kathy Tessalone .... makeup artist
 
Special Effects by
Chuck Comisky .... special effects
Ken Diaz .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Lewis Abernathy .... visual effects supervisor
Jessica Huebner .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lewis Abernathy .... additional cinematographer
 

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Runtime:
91 min | Germany:65 min (heavily cut)
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Certification:
Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (video rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (video rating) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (DVD rating) (2003) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) (video rating) (1991) | Norway:15 | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Stefanianna Christopherson, who wrote and sings the ending theme song "Crystal of the Stars" was the voice of Daphne Blake in the cartoon series "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" (1969).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Computer readout misspells "neutron" as "nuetron" and "Judaism" as "Judism".See more »
Soundtrack:
Crystal of a StarSee more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A great Sci-fi horror (not saying much), 4 December 2001
Author: Joshua The Samurai from Ohio

Ah, the 80's...They brought us such wonders as Power Ballads and the Rubix cube. However, one thing from the 80's didn't survive the changes between decades, and that was SCi-fi horror (aliens not included).

Star Crystal seemed to start as a typical sci-fi, but quickly provided an initial plot twist. Not to say the story was confusing, because it was blatently obvious. In fact, the thin plot allowed you to take wagers on who'd get hacked next. The bets were up on the second placer, but the house appeared to win.

The cast of this movie was like a convention of people trying (and failing) to get into movies. Not that the poorly written dialog could ever enable them to lift off the pad.

While B-movie fans (such as myself) will enjoy the exceptionally bloody and gooey deaths, and the bucketfuls of slime everywhere, the movie does lack any kind of female scream (which is a necessity in B-movies).

The movie was a half decent horror flick until the morals took a severe 180 that nearly broke my neck. The change in the tide was the nail in the coffin that ruined something that was nearly a waste of time to begin with.

Being a connoseur of B-movies, I recommend this for B-movie-athons. (an excellent performance by someone named "The Gling")

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