Galaxy of Terror

"There's no horror here we don't create ourselves."   - Cabren

release year: 1981
genre: sci-fi/horror
viewing setting: home Bluray 9/14/18

synopsis: The crew of a rescue mission to a distant planet encounters weird, unexplainable things.

impressions: While the (eventually-revealed) plot twist was kind of interesting, this was a bad movie. Within the first five minutes, I'd already started a list of stupidities in my head (e.g. what kind of captain launches the ship on thirty seconds notice for no reason except that she's obviously batshit crazy, how did the ship travel to a distant planet instantaneously) and then I just...gave up. The lines were terrible, and most characters' actions made little or no sense. About the only thing that was well-done in this movie was the sets, thanks to the early work of then-unknown James Cameron.

acting: Edward Albert is the main likeable guy. There are minor roles from Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Robert Englund, and Sid Haig.

final word: This movie is bad horror, barely worth watching.

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