Lifeforce

When a group of astronauts venture out into space to explore "Haley's Comet" they discover an alien ship traveling along with the comet. When they board this ship they discover bat-like carcasses, along with three perfect humans in glass chambers. When they foolishly bring these glass chambers back with them, they expose the world to an alien life form that, in order to survive, must feed off of the life-force of other living beings. Gee, thanks NASA!

This film falls more into the science fiction category than anything else, but the re-animated, exploding, corpse-like bodies sparked my interest, so I decided to add it to my blog. It's kind of comedic in certain scenes, like when a corpse-like male awakens and reaches his arms out to one of the Doctors near him, as if he's saying, "I'm ready for love." He then has an almost-kiss scene with the doctor, then the sparks begin to fly and he is rejuvenated to his previous state, while the doctor is drained, turning into a corpse-like figure.

There is a scene in this film with a corpse-like female strapped to a gurney that totally reminded me of Return of the Living Dead. When she awoke I expected her to start yelling "brains, brains, brains, braiiii" any minute, but instead she just had a seizure and exploded, which was pretty kick-ass as well. No brain devouring in this film, Instead they suck the life-force out of people with a kiss, followed by some electrical lightning. Without those scenes, the film wouldn't have been as interesting as it was. It is no where near as interesting as "Aliens" but isn't too shabby of a film, if you like films that incorporate aliens and space into the plot.

This film isn't for everyone, but I am the type of horror fan that also enjoys occasional doses of science fiction, so I rate this film 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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