Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.

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Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another. Written by Rob Hartill

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John McNaughton made the following remarks during an interview for In The Flesh fanzine (UK), issue #6 on page 10: "As soon as Vestron backed out Atlantic picked it up, but it was submitted to the MPAA and given an 'X' certificate so they just walked out on the deal.We got an R rating and had to cut it 5 times, but I don't feel the picture was damaged to the point where destroyed by any means." See more »

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Different & clever but somewhat disappointing.
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Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another. Strange, unorthodox science fiction/horror film. The script is quite clever and the film has plenty of amusing moments, but Mr. Mcnaughton should stick to more serious films, i.e. "Henry". Impressive make-up effects by Kevin Yagher and plenty of gore help but only to a certain extent. Runs to long and tends to drag out a bit, especially towards the end. Above average for this kind of film but somewhat disappointing in the end.

5.5/10.


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