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January 19, 2011

Flicks: Galaxy of Terror (1981)


In space, no can hear you plagarize better scripts.

1981 drive-ins in America were assaulted by Roger Corman's classic shocker Galaxy of Terror (1981) aka Mind Warp. In his classic ear-to-the-ground form, Corman's New World Pictures cashes in on Star Wars, Star Trek and Alien by putting together a sci-horror film featuring future horror star Robert "Freddy" Englund and perennial Sleaze-A-Saurus favorite Mr. Sid Haig (House Of 1000 Corpses (2003) and Spider Baby (1968)).

Gimme a smooch-a-roo, already!
Honey, does this make-up make my face look weird?

The FX scenes for Galaxy of Terror are largely what hold the film together. Several crew members of this doomed spaceship, this one skippered by Eddie Albert (yep that one) and helmed by Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian) being skewered, munched, and even Joanie from Happy Days gets her unwary ass perforated!

Scaless manlings, two beautiful words will make up for the series of hackneyed performances and stilted dialogue carpet bombing Galaxy of Terror: Giant ... Maggot.


References:
IMDB, Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Internal Bleedin', Mind Warped!
Mad Mad Movies, In space, no one can hear you ralph...


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