Parasite (1982)

Set amidst the grimness and desolation of the near future, this sci-fi horror movie tells the gory Alienesque tale of a scientist who takes off across the desert and causes trouble after he gets infected by a bloodthirsty alien parasite.… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Parasite is lethargic between its terror scenes, making it a test of patience for all but the fanatical followers of horror cheapies.

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Scott Weinberg

About as horrifying as Miss Piggy covered in barbecue sauce.

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Parasite is one of the genre greats and somewhat of a classic, admittedly for all the wrong reasons.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Uninspired actors intone a banal script, reduced by clumsy pacing to a minimum of suspense.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

This is the proverbial bottom-of-the-barrel; it really doesn't get much worse than this.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This is a badly acted B movie without much flair for involving its audience.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Makes Demi Moore's later crappy movies look like Casablanca.

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Flixster Audience Score: 13% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This early Charles Band horror sci-fi kinda reminded me of early John Carpenter films, it does have a charm about it that shines even today. Set in the far… More
Matthew Ashworth
Why are so many modern horror films so cheesy? Honestly, this film is about an experiment that went wrong that produced oversized bacteria WITH TEETH that look… More