Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro (Body Snatcher from Hell)(Goke the Vampire)
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Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro (Body Snatcher from Hell)(Goke the Vampire)
This freaky Japanese spin on Invasion of the Body Snatchers stars Teru Yoshida as an airline pilot who loses control of his plane after it passes through a strange, ethereal cloud, forcing him to make an emergency desert landing. Though the passengers seem to have emerged unscathed, one of them (Hideo Ko) is revealed as a carrier for a gelatinous alien being -- a kind of energy vampire which enters its host through a grotesque cleft in the forehead -- and begins preying on the life-force of the other travelers. Before long, a vampire plague has spread throughout the craft, with only Yoshida… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An astonishment from start to finish, from its vivid opening shot of a passenger plane in an obviously artificial sky that resembles a 'sea of blood' to the complementary final image of an invading armada of flying saucers."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Iron-clad-nutso proof that a film can be simultaneously ridiculous and smart, and should not be confused for disposable camp."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis