LIFEFORCE (space vampire) (1985 U.K.) D: TOBE HOOPER W: DAN O`BANNON/DON JAKOBY P: MENHAEM GOLAN/YORAM GLOBUS
Steve Railsback stars as the only surviving member of a crew of astronauts that investigated a mysterious craft found inside Haley`s Comet. Mathilda May is the beautiful lifeforce-sucking creature brought back (she spends most of the movie naked, no bad thing at all). This confused sci-fi horror epic based on Colin Wilson`s novel The Space Vampires (and reminiscent of Nigel Kneale`s QUATERMASS stories) was part of a Hooper/Cannon three picture deal (along with TEXAS CHAINSAW 2 and the INVADERS FROM MARS remake) and is easily the best of them. Parts seem rushed, ridicilous or laughable, but it`s pretty interesting and entertaining. With Peter Firth, Patrick Stewart, Frank Finlay, Michael Gothard, Aubrey Morris and John Hallam. The Henry Mancini score is pretty rousing. I wish i could have seen it on a big screen.

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