Lifeforce (1985)

When alien vampires terrorize London, it's up to a determined police inspector and an astronaut to stop them. American and British space travelers discover humanoids while exploring near Halley's Comet. The astronauts bring three of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 21, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Scott Weinberg

The UK version is 15 minutes longer and makes this bizarre but lovable movie a bit more interesting.

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Nick Schager
The Screengrab

Frequently outlandish and far from profound, it's nonetheless a box-office bomb that, like its horror-maestro director, deserved quite a bit better.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Occasionally silly, but still unique and very entertaining...

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

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...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superior sci-fi horror.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

Far from the nonsensical, failed-blockbuster of its maudit reputation, the movie is a ravishing renewal of the genre hollowed out by Star Wars

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Special effects (and plot) run amok

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Cory Taylor
A tribute to the Quatermass serials of yesteryear as well as a hodgepodge of other elements, 'Lifeforce' is one of the most messily dazzling… More
♥Robyn M♥
A British and American joint shuttle mission (aboard the shuttle Churchill) is up above the earths atmosphere doing research on the comet when they notice… More
Alex roy
Tobe Hooper has always pushed the envelope in terms of delivering effective horror to an audience. This is one of those horror films that takes a few viewings… More
Aj V
This is a very interesting movie it's a sci-fi vampire movie. It's unique and very interesting to watch, if you like sci-fi movies and vampire movies… More
Melvin White
Space Girl: The web of destiny carries your blood and soul back to the genesis of my lifeform.  "In a blink of an eye, the terror begins." Lifeforce… More
Randy Tippy
Poor Mathilda May. The only thing more sparse than her dialog was her wardrobe.