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Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director:

Bruce D. Clark (as B.D. Clark)

Writers:

Marc Siegler, Bruce D. Clark (as B.D. Clark)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Albert ... Cabren
Erin Moran ... Alluma
Ray Walston ... Kore
Bernard Behrens ... Commander Ilvar
Zalman King ... Baelon
Robert Englund ... Ranger
Taaffe O'Connell ... Dameia
Sid Haig ... Quuhod
Grace Zabriskie ... Captain Trantor
Jack Blessing ... Cos
Mary Ellen O'Neill Mary Ellen O'Neill ... Mitri
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Storyline

A spacecraft travels to a distant planet to rescue the crew of another spaceship that crashed, but their own craft, damaged in the landing, needs repair. Baelon commands the rescue team formed of his rival Cabren, Alluma, Dameia, Quuhod and the rookie Cos. While looking for but not finding survivors from the former expedition, Cos is murdered; however, they cannot leave the planet due to a projected electromagnetic field. Commander Ilvar joins the team to search for the cause of the interference, while Captain Trantor, technician Ranger and cook Kore stay in the craft. One by one, rescue team members are killed in weird situations materialized from their own fears by an ancient alien pyramid. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff

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ALIEN was the beginning ... Hell Has Just Been Relocated! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taaffe O'Connell was nearly crushed by the one-ton giant worm during the filming of the notorious rape scene. See more »

Goofs

When the captain engages the hyper-drive, she stands at the control panel. A montage of the crew members strapped into their seats follows, including the captain. When hyper-drive disengages a few seconds later, she is still standing at the control panel in exactly the same spot. See more »

Quotes

Quuhod: I live and die by the crystals.
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Crazy Credits

End credits roll over the pyramid which glows blue as the wind can be heard blowing. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK Warner video release was cut by 14 secs by the BBFC to reduce the rape of Dameia by a giant maggot. The cuts were fully waived for the 2002 ILC DVD. See more »

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Great Sci-Fi B-Movie With One of the Best Erotic Scene Ever
28 August 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A spacecraft travels to a distant planet to rescue the crew of another space ship that has crashed. The craft has damages in the landing and needs to be repaired. Baelon (Zalman King) commands the rescue team formed by his rival Cabren (Edward Albert), Alluma (Erin Moran), Dameia (Taaffe O'Connell), Quuhod (Sid Haig) and the rookie Cos (Jack Blessing). While looking for survivors from the former expedition, Cos is murdered and they do not find any survivor. However they cannot depart from the planet due to an electromagnetic field. Commander Ilvar (Bernard Behrens) joins the team to search for the cause of the interference in the spacecraft. Captain Trantor (Grace Zabriskie) stays in the craft with the technician Ranger (Robert Englund) and the cook Kore (Ray Walston) but soon one by one of the rescue team members is killed in weird situations, created by the materialization of their own fears.

"Galaxy of Terror" is a great sci-fi B movie with a story with good premise, although having many clichés of the genre. The menaces of the planet are nothing but the fruit of the imagination of each person, projecting their inner fear. Further, this movie has probably one of the most erotic scenes I have ever seen. Dameia, the character played by the sexy Taaffe O'Connell, has a great fear of maggots, being a kind of "worm-phobic" person. When she meets the huge maggot, she starts screaming for help, while the creature with many legs rips her clothes off and rapes her. Her naked body is covered and lubricated by slime, and her initial panic becomes into a very intense multiple orgasms. Other good attractions are the names of James Cameron (as unit director in the bottom of the credits), the later soft porn director Zalman King ('Wild Orchid') and Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund in the cast. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Galáxia do Terror" ("Galaxy of Terror")

Note: On 18 October 2014, I saw this movie again. Note: On 18 March 2018 , I saw this film again on DVD.


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