Damnation Alley Reviews
It's hardly surprising why people went to see Star Wars instead, as this is B movie crap in comparison, but some of the film works such as the post-apocalyptic setting, which is something audiences would be more familiar with a few years later with the Mad Max films.
What ruined it for me is the special effects of the bugs and the fact that it is slow moving which didn't help when the people making this thought it the bugs made it worth waiting for.
It's cool to see a pre-A Team George Peppard and a young Jan-Michael Vincent at the time of such action classics as The Mechanic and Hooper.
The film is likely popular and has developed a cult following due to some fun FX. There is some gore, some giant insects and a trippy sky that makes this a good watch right after 2001 if you feel like taking a "trip"
Unfortunately for Damnation Alley, it was released right around the same time as another film that reshapped scifi and to this day, is one of the most beloved films of all time... Star Wars.
So give Damnation Alley a chance if you like old scifi and campy b-movie fun... just don't do it after watching Star Wars.