The Terror Within

release year: 1989
genre: sci-fi/horror
viewing setting: home DVD 6/21/20

synopsis: After an apocalypse, some scientists and soldiers live in an underground complex, afraid to go outside due to a plague and some monsters.

impressions: Cheap goofy fun. There were some plot holes, and some rip-off moments (notably a couple from Alien) but the acting and action and gore were decent for a movie of this sort. It was never clear if the people were aware of the monsters before encountering them in the events of this movie.

acting: Andrew Stevens is the hero. Starr Andreeff is his girlfriend, who unfortunately does some stupid things. Terri Treas is the doctor woman. John LaFayette and Tommy Hinkley are the engineers/technicians. George Kennedy is the old commander, and (as in many other movies from the 80s and 90s) mostly sits around looking worried.

final word: Decent B-movie monster cheese.

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