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      Galaxy of Terror

      R Released Oct 23, 1981 1 hr. 20 min. Sci-Fi List
      29% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 28% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Neurotic astronauts (Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston) face a giant worm and other monsters on a distant planet. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      J M I can honestly say without the slightest bit of artifice or exaggeration that there is not a single, solitary moment of this movie that makes any sense whatsoever. I didn't know who these people were, what their mission was, what they were trying to accomplish, who were the heroes and who were the villains... It is a series of clips strewn together without the slightest bit of cohesion. Truthfully, I wouldn't have given this turkey a second glance. But when I saw Erin Moran (Joanie from HAPPY DAYS) and neurotic astronaut mentioned in the first sentence of the description, I hit PLAY faster than you could say Where's Chachi?! And she is as bad as you would imagine - but then so is everyone else. The need to add a gratuitous scene of nudity is absolutely shameful and unnecessary. The special effects are on par with a Laser Cats skit on Saturday Night Live. The screenplay is filled with such witty repartee as: "Aren't you frightened?" "I'm too scared to be." How this missed out on an Original Screenplay Oscar is incomprehensible. I am giving this half of a star solely for some of the scattered moments and performances here and there that have a fun camp quality. Otherwise, it's not even enjoyable on a bad-movie-lover level. Look for Robert Englund just a few years shy of beginning his life as Freddy Krueger. - Jeff Marshall, Movie Blogger (Facebook) Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/18/24 Full Review Aldis H There are some middling production values here, but man. The only value it has is how bad it is, and it is bad. The director didn't get a decent line out of any actor. Complete hack. Made it about two thirds of the way through. Absolute garbage. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review Serge C An 80's horror sci-fi B movie mash up of Star Wars + Alien with solid art direction by a young James Cameron. 🍿🍿1/2 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/29/23 Full Review Jeffrey R Better title: Galaxy of Terrible Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/19/23 Full Review delysid d i gave this movie a solid chance, it failed. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/06/22 Full Review robert p Crown the king of B or C Movies and this one is for you! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Creature designs and copious amounts of goo look good (James Cameron served as a production designer), but they're unable to enhance a story this poorly arranged. Rated: 2/10 Sep 6, 2020 Full Review TV Guide A rip-off of Alien, this Roger Corman production has plenty of gore and a mindless storyline. Rated: 1/4 Oct 21, 2014 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's space trash but, I guess, you got to hand it to Corman for knowing how to make a film on a shoestring budget that turns a profit. Rated: C+ Nov 18, 2010 Full Review Scott Weinberg FEARnet Good, dumb, gory fun. And the blu-ray is pretty amazing. Rated: 3/5 Sep 17, 2010 Full Review James O'Ehley Sci-Fi Movie Page A certain James Cameron (you may have heard of him) worked as production designer on this cheap 1981 Alien rip-off, now on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. Aug 4, 2010 Full Review James O'Ehley SA Movie & DVD Magazine A certain James Cameron (you may have heard of him) worked as production designer on this cheap 1981 Alien rip-off, now on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. Aug 4, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Neurotic astronauts (Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston) face a giant worm and other monsters on a distant planet.
      Director
      B.D. Clark
      Screenwriter
      Marc Siegler
      Production Co
      New World Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 23, 1981, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 3, 2018
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