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Director Tobe Hooper adapts Colin Wilson's edgy novel The Space Vampires in this in this horror/sci-fi epic with a cult following. The story concerns a joint British-American space probe of Hailey's Comet. Inside the comet, the astronauts, headed by Carlsen (Steve Railsback), find a spaceship that contains the dead bodies of several aliens, along with the naked bodies of three human-like creatures in suspended animation. They bring the aliens aboard the ship for examination, but the specimens are sloppily guarded and soon the trio spread contagion among the population of the ship.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seen today, it's actually an astoundingly brave, weird movie that tries more and accomplishes more than many of today's bland roller coaster rides."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The UK version is 15 minutes longer and makes this bizarre but lovable movie a bit more interesting."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Frequently outlandish and far from profound, it's nonetheless a box-office bomb that, like its horror-maestro director, deserved quite a bit better."
‑ Nick Schager, The Screengrab
"An interesting premise quickly degenerates into a bad zombie flick that doesn't follow its own rules."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Occasionally silly, but still unique and very entertaining..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Lifeforce is a pretty curious specimen in its own right. Its sci-fi/horror concept is epic in scale and metaphysical reach, but the casting is catchpenny..."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"Superior sci-fi horror."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Quite possibly the silliest horror movie ever made. On the other hand, you get to see Patrick Stewart kiss a man full on the mouth."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"How often do you find a sci-fi/horror hybrid that dares to walk the high wire? Not often enough, I think. For that reason alone, Lifeforce deserves to be rediscovered."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Far from the nonsensical, failed-blockbuster of its maudit reputation, the movie is a ravishing renewal of the genre hollowed out by Star Wars"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Special effects (and plot) run amok"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A better than average space vampire flick."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
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