Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) Reviews

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½ June 20, 2013
The whole "master" stuff confused me, but they don't make B movies like this anymore...and they should.
May 24, 2013
comedy gold from roger corman. a women gets raped by a giant worm for gods sake. who comes up with this stuff. a woman from happy days,the old henchman from silver streak,Sid haig and freddy Kruger on a space ship ripping off aliens a bit. cheap 80's effects but they don't look bad for such a small budget.
May 15, 2013
Cool, Creepy, Gross Sci-Fi Sleaze--Great Old School Fun!!
May 10, 2013
Space rescue mission leads to the discovery of a pyramid on a planet where the ship's entire crew are forced to face their own individual fears inside. Will be most remembered for scene where a woman with a fear of worms has the misfortune of being stripped, raped, and coated in ooze before being killed by a giant worm. Recognizable cast and some better than average sets for this Roger Corman production.
½ May 8, 2013
I can respect this film that clearly borrowed elements from Alien and, in turn, influenced much of Aliens, Alien vs. Predator and Prometheus.
March 31, 2013
Not one for the kiddies but must see for Corman Junkies. Interestingly enough I heard James Cameron did some of the interior designs for the space ships. Robert England is in this too with Sid Haig. This movie is an Alien rip off with some interesting but half-assed attempts at adding something new. If you like giant tenticle monsters doing unspeakable things to body doubles then then this is for you.

If you have any taste. Don't watch this. It's bad. But fun.
March 15, 2013
Actually a very unique Sci-Fi that's much better then critics say,
½ December 19, 2012
A classic low budget sci-fi/horror film by Roger Corman set in the far future where a group of explorers on a distant planet must face their worst nightmares. The film may be cheese--but it's good cheese!
November 30, 2012
Interesting premise, incompetent direction.
½ November 30, 2012
No one has ever accused Roger Corman of ever having an original thought, and that lack of originality is certainly on display in his science fiction opus "Galaxy of Terror". The plot, concerning a rescue team on an unexplored planet answering a mysterious distress call, is an exact replica of the 1979 classic "Alien", but Corman isn't content to stop there.

The film borrows ideas and plot details from several other like-minded features, and yet despite that and its minuscule budget, the film is campy fun for a good portion of its running time. It transported me back to my youth, when films like this were a mainstay of my childhood. Unfortunately, it's not able to overcome the sheer cheapness of it all, not to mention a plot that is far too complicated for a project of such limited means.

There's a completely dispensable backstory that is set up in the beginning involving an earlier doomed mission by this ship's captain played by Grace Zabriskie, which is needless simply because it's never fully explained. The ending is equally cryptic, but by that time all of the fun and gleeful sleaziness has already been buried by the nonessential story that it doesn't really matter. Which is kind of a shame because the refreshingly old school make-up effects are quite good. Almost good enough to overshadow the terrible set design. "Galaxy of Terror" looks terrible, but it is fun for a while. It collapses under the weight of a ridiculously complicated story.
½ October 19, 2012
This belongs easily amongst the worst 250 movies ever made and it's produced by the legendary Roger Corman with a young James Cameron as a Production Unit director. It's got a giant worm rape. It's got a near mute Sid Haig who meets up with one of the best death scenes in this film. Unfortunately, not much else can lift this one out of the trash where it belongs. A bit on the top of the trash though, it's not a total washout. But you need to be really really into science fiction movies and do not mind watching low budget B-movies or you may need to be completely snockered on whatever gets you to that happy place where you no longer give a shit. B/c that's ultimately what this ALIEN rip-off exactly is: shit.
½ October 17, 2012
I was surprised to find that James Cameron was the production designer for this flick. I can see where he is starting to develop his visual style in this film which later came to fruition in Aliens and Avatar. This movie is still painful to watch and it includes a scene where a woman is raped by a freakin' CATERPILLAR!!! The presence of Robert Englund also renders this movie slightly watchable.
Francisco G.
Super Reviewer
September 30, 2012
A movie that earned an X-Rating for featuring an alien worm like rape scene has got my attention for sure!

Just another cheap Alien rip-off movie, that even stole an unused draft of the script from the aformentioned. This could've been much more fun if the tone wasn't so serious and dramatic because what's going on on screen is pretty ridiculous.

It's fun while it lasts because it's an actual pretty interesting movie from a visual standpoint. It was also here that James Cameron had the boost of his career, serving as Production Designer and Second Unit Director, preparing here the sequel to the movie that inspired Galaxy of Terror the most, Aliens. There are some very similiar shots and ideas here that were later used on Cameron's successful sequel to Ridley Scott's masterpiece, so it's fun to check this one out for the sake of seeing one of the best sequels ever being fermented on this goofy ride.
September 2, 2012
Low budget and schlocky but what else do you expect from Roger Corman.
whosinthenews
Super Reviewer
½ August 22, 2012
First of all, what's with the poster? Usually something of that style is reserved for exploitation or truly crappy film that distributors (in retrospect) are ironically trying to play up in the cheese factor department, letting audiences know; "hey this is a campy, sci-fi, b-romp". But... this isn't. It's (visually) an 'Alien' clone, and another in the long tradition of space-exploration-gone-wrong films. So, I'm not really sure how this is getting shoehorned into the "so bad it's fun" category. The cast has familiar faces and decent performances, the visuals (although unoriginal) are competent enough also. Definitely worth a watch if you're the type who watches anything science fiction.
August 22, 2012
First of all, what's with the poster? Usually something of that style is reserved for exploitation or truly crappy film that distributors (in retrospect) are ironically trying to play up in the cheese factor department, letting audiences know; "hey this is a campy, sci-fi, b-romp". But... this isn't. It's (visually) an 'Alien' clone, and another in the long tradition of space-exploration-gone-wrong films. So, I'm not really sure how this is getting shoehorned into the "so bad it's fun" category. The cast has familiar faces and decent performances, the visuals (although unoriginal) are competent enough also. Definitely worth a watch if you're the type who watches anything science fiction.
½ August 14, 2012
pretty bad sc-fi movie from the early 80s that tried really hard to be like Alien but really failed, its not all that bad in parts but there is no big pay off at the end and it just fells like a waste of time. was pretty funny seeing freddy kruger as a good guy and seeing the girl from happy days get killed and did I see captain spaulding from rob zombies movies looking exactly the same as he does now?
½ August 10, 2012
A nonsensical "Alien" knockoff, where a crew is sent to investigate a derelict only to incinerate everything they see and are surprised that their results are inconclusive. Decent effects for the time and budget, but nothing that stands out.
August 1, 2012
"The Master sends the meat, but the devil sends the cook."-Captain Trantor (Grace Zabriskie)

One of the better ALIEN rip-offs from the Corman team. Highlights: Robert "Freddy" Enlund, Sid Haig, cheesy but tangible aliens, and beautiful sets created by master filmmaker James Cameron, decorated by Bill Paxton!

"I live and die by the crystals"-Quuhod (Sid Haig)

Yes, he does indeed.
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