Last week I watched MUTANT aka Forbidden World. Last night I braved CREATURE, another dollop of icky goo thrown together in the Eighties video goldrush.
From the get go when the word Creature appears across the screen as a slowly moving industrial spaceship addles along you know you are in that strange face-hugging world of ALIEN knockoffs.
I don't know why I'm surprised by cheapo film companies ripping off blockbusters like this. I'm so used to it with toys. I suppose it's the amount of effort that must go into a film, even a duff one, that impresses me. There must have been money in it or why bother?
Creature is almost a carbon copy of Alien, with similar props, costumes, roles and above all, story line. Even the music is similar. The movie even starts with the reflection of computer screen data as it does so iconically in Scott's original.
The only real difference is the quality. There isn't any in Creature. Much of it is filmed in darkness, which presumably hid most of the iffy sets and playground effects. Some of the scenes were actually done quite well but these can't save yet another dire xenomorphic xerox from total Giger oblivion.
Sadly the relentlessly pointless chases round the moon base by re-animated crew members and Klaus Kinski's rampant chest fondling got the better of me and I had to put the film into suspended animation about three quarters of the way through. Me and Jonesy went for a brew.
Creature is also known as Titan Find and I suspect like Mutant, it is more interesting to collect the different VHS covers than to actually watch the film.
Have you endured the Creature or been found on Titan readers?
My own suggested name: Titan Your Belt and Don't Pay The Entrance Fee. Yours?