A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
A ship pulls into New York Harbor with no one on board. The police find a cargo full of green pulsating eggs. Upon contact, the eggs explode spreading a green acid like substance that seeps into the skin and explodes. It is later discovered that the eggs are being manufactured in South America by a one-eyed Martian that grew from a tiny seed a former astronaut brought back from a expedition to Mars.Written by
A cargo ship drifts into New York harbor carrying alien eggs that explode and cause everything they spray with their egg juice to explode also. There's a lot of exploding. A dumb New York cop (Marino Masé) and a bitchy Colonel (Louise Marleau) team up with a former astronaut (Ian McCulloch) and head to Colombia, where they find a coffee plantation full of alien eggs. Oh, and there's a big ugly alien cyclops.
Italian sci-fi horror film written and directed by Luigi Cozzi (Lewis Coates was his pseudonym). Cozzi is not one of the more respected Italian filmmakers but he did make some low-budget trash that I enjoy, like the awesomely bad Hercules movies starring Lou Ferrigno. This is a movie that borrows heavily from Alien and also a little from Lucio Fulchi's horror flick Zombie, two hits from the year before this came out. Of the handful of Cozzi movies I've seen, this is actually one of the more technically proficient. Don't get me wrong, it's still only enjoyable as the cheese that it is, but there are no visible boom mics or anything that would put this in Ed Wood territory. There's a good deal of gore and splatter effects which are fine considering the budgetary constraints. The music is provided by Dario Argento's favorite band, Goblin. It's actually the best part of the movie and helps to build tension and create atmosphere in some scenes, such as when McCulloch's character recounts what happened on Mars. Speaking of McCulloch, he's just one of the hammy actors displaying their talents here. You have to expect a degree of bad acting from these things, particularly where dubbed dialogue is involved. It's not a good movie but it does have some "so bad it's good" qualities that make it watchable. Spaghetti horror fans will like it more than most.
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