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Halley's Comet returns to the solar system and the English/American team aboard the shuttle "Churchill", making a close-up survey of the comet, discovers an alien spacecraft in the head of the comet. Inside the spacecraft are some large bat-like creatures and in three cocoons are three "dead" humans - two men and a woman. The "Churchill" takes the humans and a creature back to Earth. There the bosses of the project are amazed to find the shuttle burnt out and all but one of the crew - Carlsen - dead. The humans from the spacecraft suddenly awake and all those who come into contact with them are drained of their "lifeforce" and in time all the victims - including most of the population of London - are turned into zombies all preying on the horrified survivors for their "lifeforce". It's up to Carlsen and Major Caine of the SAS to stop them before the whole world turns into a big blood-hunt...
In outer space they unleashed a force more evil than the world had ever imagined!.. [UK Theatrical]
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Release Date: June 21, 1985
Runtime: 116 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L
MPAA Rating: R
Steve Railsback ...Col. Tom Carlsen
Peter Firth ...Col. Colin Caine
Frank Finlay ...Dr. Hans Fallada
Mathilda May ...Space Girl
Patrick Stewart ...Dr. Armstrong
Michael Gothard ...Dr. Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball ...Roger Derebridge
Aubrey Morris ...Sir Percy Heseltine
Nancy Paul ...Ellen Donaldson
John Hallam ...Lamson
John Keegan ...Guard
Chris Jagger ...First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin ...Second Vampire
Jerome Willis ...Pathologist
Derek Benfield ...Physician
John Woodnutt ...Metallurgist
Peter Porteous ...Prime Minister
Katherine Schofield ...Prime Minister's Secretary
Owen Holder ...First Scientist
Jamie Roberts ...Rawlings
Russell Sommers ...Navigation Officer
Patrick Connor ...Fatherly Guard
Sidney Kean ...Brash Guard
Paul Cooper ...Second Guard
Chris Sullivan ...Kelly
Milton Cadman ...First Soldier
Rupert Baker ...Second Soldier
Gary Hildreth ...Police Surgeon
Edward Evans ...Doctor
Nicholas Donnelly ...Police Inspector
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Michael J. Kagan
More Movie Taglines:
- In outer space they unleashed a force more evil than the world had ever imagined!.. [UK Theatrical]
- With an insatiable hunger, they are coming...Mankind is their prey [Australia Theatrical]
- The Cinematic Sci-Fi event of the Eighties
- In the blink of an eye, the terror begins.
- Space Girl: The web of destiny carries your blood and soul back to the genesis of my lifeform.
Colonel Colin Caine: Now she has clothes.
Colonel Tom Carlsen: It was the hardest thing I ever did. Dr. Bukovsky: We understand. It must have taken great courage to try and... Colonel Tom Carlsen: No, you don't understand. Part of me didn't want to leave. She killed all my friends and I still didn't want to leave. Leaving her was the hardest thing I ever did.
Colonel Colin Caine: But I understand your real interest is... Dr. Hans Fallada: Death, Colonel Caine, correct. Thanatology's the name for it. Death for you, Colonel, is a bureaucratic problem. Who did it. When, why did they do it. A problem to be solved, am I correct? Colonel Colin Caine: And for you? Dr. Hans Fallada: Well, I'm fascinated by death itself. What happens as we die, when we die. What happens after we die.
NASA man: I'd say she's perfect. I've been in space for six months and she looks perfect to me.
- John Gielgud was replaced by Patrick Stewart. According to some biographies of Gielgud, he departed the production because of a disagreement over his fee.
The BBC newsreader early in the film, John Edmunds, really was a BBC newsreader from the 1960s to early 1980s.
Most of Nicholas Ball's performance ended up on the cutting room floor according to an interview he give on the "Wogan" (1982) chat show in 1985.
John Gielgud, Klaus Kinski and Olivia Hussey were originally announced to star in late 1983 according to the Teletext film news section.
Despite being credited on the 101 min cut, the following actors were deleted from this cut of the film: John Woodnutt, John Forbes-Robertson and Russell Sommers. Plus Carl Rigg has all his lines removed from this version.
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Rating: 6.8 out of 10.0 - 72 votes cast total