MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce
December 6, 2015 5:48 PM - Subscribe

Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce, 1985. Discussion to be posted next Friday 11 December.

Cross-genre terror from space as something sinister is found in Haleys comet and brought to London...

What do I need to say about Lifeforce? What should I say that won't detract from the exerience of going in cold? The first film of Tobe Hooper's three-picture deal with Cannon, following on from the massive success of Poltergeist, it disapointed at the box office, getting it's ass kicked by Cocoon.

But if you like a certain kind of thing, an adaption of a novel my a Lovecraftian occultist where the film and the author seem to have mutual contempt for each other kind of thing, a Dan O'Bannon screenplay with lots of vampires with contempt for clothes kind of thing, a screw your genre boundaries we're doing ever damn one we can, then it's kind of great. Features Captain Picard with hair.

Availability: It's been out forever, you should be able to find it. Best veiwed on dodgy VHS plucked from a bargain bin, if that fails there are rumours you may find it on iTunes or something called a U-Tube?
posted by Artw (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
apparently you can watch it on Crackle whatever that is , also on YouTube in its totality
posted by The Whelk at 5:53 PM on December 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Comcast has it to rent IN HD. So that would be a treat.
posted by Artw at 6:21 PM on December 6, 2015

Ahh, Lifeforce. This should be fun.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 6:34 PM on December 6, 2015

I love this god damn movie.
posted by maxsparber at 10:21 AM on December 7, 2015

I still haven't seen this. I'll have to make this a priority.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:09 PM on December 11, 2015

I saw about ...30 minutes in before my stream crapped out and I was surprised how good the SFx where! Pretty much all practical, professional, lots of solid technique, those old Schlock movies had questionable plots and acting but the gore and monsters and effects where usually top notch.

There's a great documentary about the studio behind this film "Electric Bugaloo" by two Israeli guys who basically cornered the C-Movie/Softcore Exploitation market until like, the whole thing turned out to be a front? Anyway I was fascinating and I had like, never seen any movie the studio put out.
posted by The Whelk at 2:23 PM on December 11, 2015

"It completely resembles something, minus good taste."
posted by Artw at 10:04 PM on December 11, 2015

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