Saturday, October 23, 2010

#78. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

DVD Synopsis: The mind's innermost fears become reality for the crew members of the Quest when they land on the barren planet Morganthus hoping to find the missing crew members of the starship Remus — only to discover something deadly waiting for them. Each member of the rescuing team must come face to face with their darkest fears or perish. The cast onboard the Quest includes Edward Albert (The House Where Evil Dwells), Erin Moran (Happy Days), Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street series), Zalman King (Blue Sunshine) and Sig Haig (House Of 1,000 Corpses).

Galaxy of Terror is insane as hell, and while it didn't work 100% for me, I had to admire how far it was willing to go.  

The various kills that occur throughout the film were pretty outlandish.  For example, in one scene, a female crew member battles a maggot that’s grown to an enormous size. Inexplicably, this huge, worm-like creature manages to wrestle every stitch of clothing off of her body, and then, before doing away with the poor girl, it rapes her (that’s right, folks…raped by a giant maggot). Galaxy of Terror contains a hodge-podge of gory kill sequences such as this, though I have to say not one of them matched up well with any of the others; they just kinda "happened", with no real explanation as to why. 

For a low-budget movie, the special effects were quite good, and this, along with its impressive cast and gruesome kills, was enough to keep my interest. But with a story that doesn't make much sense, Galaxy of Terror was also a bit trying at times, and had me scratching my head more often than not. 


Sammy V said...

Yeah, I think the trailer was enough for me...

DVD Infatuation said...

Thanks for stopping by!

You certainly do get all the highlights in the trailer...not much else to it!

Kevin Bachelder said...

Seeing this one made me wonder how many Roger Corman movies (directed or produced) you've reviewed so far Dave?

DVD Infatuation said...

Kevin: Thanks for stopping by!

You know, that's a very good question! I know I've done quite a few, both directing (A few of his Poe films with Vincent Price are on here) and Producing (this one, Humanoids form the Deep, Piranha, etc).

I'll have to try and total them up! Once I don, I'll post the number on here.

Thanks again!

Amandasweird said...

Great poster, though! I'm looking for great crap-tastic movie posters for my living room, and this is now on the list of potentials. =D