Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of Alien. A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into peoples bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap...
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It's well known the Italians were unwilling to wait for real sequelsand made their own. 'Alien' was so different from 'Aliens' that changedthe concept completely, but in-between rip-offs with their own set ofrules had been made.We are on earth where meteorites that randomly lies everywhere containsthe alien invasion and a cave exploration is interrupted.A huge sequence is taken to show the explorers wire down, with onlytheir headlights seen in the darkness. It's not a bad take, but sinceit swallowed so much of the budget they couldn't bear to edit? It's almost worth it to see the single boob shot and the critters thatlook like sock-puppets covered in tomato-juice. They make up for somefunny, crappy gore when they gnaw through the guts and cringe out of aneye-socket.But the budget didn't cover the full-grown alien, so we have to go witha POV through the mouth. I hope it's the mouth but it looks like alien flashes it's gapingrectum!That's just disgusting.
It's amusing to me that this obscure film even exists, so blatantlypassed off as a sequel to "ALIEN". Could you imagine making your ownsequel to "Star Wars"? I was intrigued. I wanted to see just what thefilm was about and how it would use elements of "ALIEN" in a new story.Boy was I in for a shock. First of all, the aliens are practicallynon-existent. The only similarity I could see was that the creaturesburst from a rock (instead of an egg) and made for the victim's face.What happens at this point is anybody's guess. One character's face isripped off in one of these attacks. Another attack suggests that thesame thing happened, but later the face has reappeared, only for amonster to burst out of it. At another point a whole person appears tohave been duplicated. Even if it's silly, some clues about thecreature's life cycle would have made it more interesting.The plot involves a group of friends who go on a cave-diving expeditiontogether, just as a strange meteor shower hits the Earth. A spaceshuttle has just returned to Earth with all of its astronauts missing,hmmmmm. By an unfortunate coincidence, one of the cave divers picks upone of the glittering purple meteor rocks and takes it with them downinto the cave. They are then appropriately isolated when the rock givesbirth to an unfriendly alien.When we finally get a glimpse of the monsters, they look like pipecleaners dipped in red jello. The movie has an amusing way of settingup the shots so that they don't have to actually show the creatures.The ending of the film has our heroine cornered by a monster all alonein a bowling alley (because bowling alleys are inherently frighteningplaces). We instinctively know that the monster is after her, but wedon't see it, we only see a shot of her from the point of view of analien mouth, or at least it seems like a mouth. In some films, less ismore, but in "Alien 2: Sulla Terra", less is everything. I don't thinkeven the producers had an inkling of what the creatures were supposedto look like.There are some good points to the movie too. The atmosphere is veryweird. It's a contrivance to get the characters down into a cave sothey can be stalked by the monsters, but it is creepy, and a heck of alot cheaper than setting the story in outer space. The lead actress iskind of appealing, in a ditzy sort of way. And the dubbing isatrociously awful. My favorite voice is the stereotypical, jive-talkingblack guy at the beginning of the film. I don't know ANYBODY who talkslike that, let alone the man depicted in the film.Gore fans will be a little disappointed with this, since nothing looksrealistic at all. Perhaps it's a problem with the available home-videosources for "Alien 2", but the blood looks orange. A few of the othereffects are truly unconvincing. As I mentioned, there aren't any clearshots of the creatures, so we have no idea what our protagonists are upagainst. One amusing reference to the original film is how they try tomimic the "radar" sequence from "ALIEN" (where Dallas goes into thevent to try and flush out the monster with a flamethrower). In thisfilm, they have no elaborate tracking device, so instead we get a scenewhere the heroine uses her "telepathic link with the aliens" to helpone character being stalked by the monster. Yeah, it's like that. I didenjoy watching this film to a certain degree, but only because homevideo allows us the luxury of a fast-forward button.
The first hour of this film is so painfully slow that it took me over10 years to finish it. I'm not kidding. I've had this on VHS since themid-90s and every time I tried to watch it, I would give up. 1980 was abanner year for Italians doing ripoffs as the film world received ZOMBI2 (aka ZOMBIE) and this "sequel" to ALIEN. Of course, the Italianswisely set it on earth, something the ALIEN series has been trying todo for almost 30 years now.Three astronauts return to earth in a space capsule, but are allmysteriously missing when the device is recovered at sea. For somereason, this doesn't sit well with psychic Thelma (Belinda Mayne) butit doesn't prevent her from going spelunking with her friends. Alongthe way to the caves, Burt (Michele Soavi) picks up a curious lookingrock which is actually an alien lifeform that spread over the desertupon the astronauts' re-entry. The group heads into the caves and,before you can scream THE DESCENT, find themselves getting bloodied upby our rock monster.The last half hour or so is decent when the space monster finallyattacks. Director Ciro Ippolito is someone whose work I am unfamiliarwith. He certainly throws the gore around in parts but I can onlyimagine what a seasoned Italian exploiter would have done with this inthe first hour. For some reason, Ippolito is intent on trying to make abowling alley the scariest place on earth in the finale. He fails. Thefilm does end on a grim note and the scenes of the lead actress runningaround a deserted San Diego, CA are pretty effective. The filmconcludes with the on screen line "...you may be next!" Gutterball.
The version I watched was a UK tape called Alien Terror. A couple namedThelma (Belinda Mayne) and Roy (Mark Bodin) are keen potholers andalong with six of their friends, Bert (Michele Soavi) Maureen (JudyPerrin, this is where the credit information on the IMDb stops and thefilm doesn't list the characters on the credits), Jill, Bill, Cliff andRod are planning a weekend exploring some caves somewhere in theCalifornian wilderness. As they drive out of the city (the closingcredits mentions San Diego so maybe that's where these city shots werefilmed) the local T.V. and radio news shows report that a space capsulereturning from space has crash landed in the Ocean and it's crew aremissing. The potholers stop at a roadside cafÃ© and Bert (the idiot ofthe group) takes a slash against a wall and notices a strange bluefootball sized rock, he picks it up and gives it to Thelma, oh and bythe way Thelma is a psychic and she has a 'bad' feeling. Once deepinside the cave they all have a good time until Jill and Thelma goesoff on their own. Jill notices the blue thing in Thelma's rucksack ispulsating. Jill grabs it and has a closer look, it bursts open andsomething attach's itself to her face. Next thing we know Thelma isscreaming for help, she explains to the others that Jill has fallen offa ledge and is lying hurt at the bottom. Everyone rushes to help her.Rod is left up top to operate the stretcher and crane to lift her up.Once Jill is up top her face splits open and a snake like alien thingemerges. Rod is taken by surprise and the alien attach's itself to histhroat. Rod falls back and his feet get caught in some rope, as hehangs there over the edge the alien does something that makes his headfall off. The others below watching this are understandably shaken andeven worse are trapped in the lower levels of the cave. They must useall their experience and know how to find a way out and survive theAlien Terror!Written, produced and directed by Ciro Ippolito under the pseudonym SamCromwell, rumour has it Umberto Lenzi might have been involved too. Ihave to admit I actually quite liked it, it has it's faults for sureand it certainly isn't a masterpiece but for what it was I thought itwas an hour and a half well spent. The script drags a little in placesand some of the dialogue is as absurd as we've come to expect fromthese 80's Italian produced low-budget horror films, but that's halftheir charm and entertainment. The ending was strange and somewhat of alet-down, nothing is really explained or concluded properly and justsort of ends suddenly it also went on for too long and would have beenbetter served a few minutes shorter, Thelma's apparent psychic powersare never really made use of except her 'feelings' that she has. Iliked the cave setting, I thought it was quite unusual and for the mostpart helped to create an atmosphere of isolation. The acting isn't upto much but then I didn't really expect it to be. There is some prettygood gore sequences in this too, Rods head oozing off and some of hisinsides following it down out of his neck stump is a definite highlightas is Jills face splitting open just prior, the special make-up effectsare decent enough too. The aliens themselves are never really seen intheir entirety, I felt there should be a big alien at the end (we getan alien point-of-view camera shot that towers above Thelma) but wenever see 'it'. Mostly they look like mutant snake things. A specialmention goes to Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis who provide themusic and hide under the wonderful pseudonym of Oliver Onions! I don'treally know why but this is one of those films that should beabsolutely awful, and probably is to most people, but for someunexplainable reason I liked it. It's a film that for me has aindefinable 'X' factor. Impossible to recommend to the casual viewerand it's probably quite difficult to track down, but there are muchworse out there.
I've done my best to track down the worst "King Kong" rip-offs in theworld, now I'm doing the same for "Alien". And some of the copycatoffenders of this one are awful. But the good news is - this one's notbad.After a brief intro about the return to earth of a spaceship where allthe astronauts were dead and/or hideously mutilated (or something), themain action of the film gets going with a group of people exploring anunderground cave. Among them are people involved with the investigationof the spaceship, including a (slightly) psychic woman who senses thepresence of...something.The reason the film entertains is because of the well made scenes setin the cave. We follow the cavers through lots of perilous exploration,which starts off with the usual terrors of ropes snapping, long falls,dead end tunnels, etc, but soon starts to move into "Alien"-typeterritory as an unseen menace starts chomping on the cast! Scenes arewell shot and there is some tension in the scenes all the while it isnot clear what is actually going on. There's also some surprising goreas the characters die in bizarre ways. My only disappointment was thatthe extreme darkness of some scenes obscure a lot of what is going on,but generally the darkness works in the film's favour.Bizarrely, the film does eventually leave the confines of the caves,but in a baffling change of location, the climactic scenes are filmedin...a bowling alley (?)! I can only assume that it is very likely thatthe bowling alley was known to the film makers and they got a very gooddeal for filming there - apart from that there is no possible logicbehind the choice - it's really not a scary place at all! Things thatwork are: The acting - even with English dubbing, the performances seemquite good. The music - a cheesy "BUM-BUM-BUM-BUM synth score amused megreatly. The ending - which is as unexpected as it is unexplained, andfinally the monsters: it's a case of less is more here, so don't expectto see any big rubbery creations.Made on the cheap I presume, but a lot of the low budget is covered upby keeping the project quite modest. It's definitely better than"Galaxy of Terror". I'm please to say I own the UK pre-cert video whichhas a really nice sharp picture and is reportedly uncut. A modest DVDrelease would be nice...
This massively incoherent, dumb, cheesy and amateurish Italianearly-eighties "movie-thing" rewards itself with the title "Alien 2"but there's very little, even no relation with Ridley Scott's Sci-Fimasterpiece that single-handedly altered the status of the genre. Thisis written and directed by Ciro Ippolito. Who, you say? That's right,even in the gigantic world of Italian rip-off cinema he's an absolutenobody, and then still "Alien 2" appears to be his best work. Poor guyÂ Anyway, this definitely isn't the most blatant& shameless Alienimitation we've ever seen, as Ippolito actually just stole theclaustrophobic setting aspect as well as the idea that theextraterrestrial perpetrator initially requires a host-body to grow insize and appetite. The story opens with reports from a spacecrafthaving encountered severe 'problems' on their way back to earth. Nextthing we know the ship crash-landed in the sea and the nearby area liesstrew with intergalactic blue stones. Meanwhile, an 8-headed group ofyoung amateur-speleologists descends a cave with one of them bluestones in their backpacks. Naturally, it isn't just a stone but analien's egg, and when the critter emerges from it, it goes straight forattacking the face. Oh, and did I mention there's a cautious attempt toa sub plot about one of the lead girls being telepathically gifted andtrying to communicate with the alien? Okay, the cave-setting admittedlywas a nifty idea and it's much more original than other Alien wannabeslike, say, "Inseminoid" and "Forbidden World". But the script is sodamn stupid and the first 40-45 minutes are dreadfully boring. The goreis good and rather repulsive to behold, but there nearly isn't enoughof it! The schlock-highlights include someone's head slowly gettingseparated from the rest of his body and, a couple of minutes later,another guy's head gets blown to pieces. That's pretty much it, apartfrom a few cheesy images of human faces reduced to messy bits of pulp.The ending is fairly atmospheric and tense, even though it doesn't makethe slightest bit of sense like so many other parts of the film. Don'texpect to receive any explications, neither, because you just getcool-sounding warnings at the end, like "You May Be Next!". Next forwhat? To have my face chewed off by a blue stone? The Angelis Brothers'music is surprisingly good & catchy, albeit quite overused, and there'sa nice bit of totally gratuitous nudity as well. "Alien 2" is a trulybad film, but there still are far worse ways to kill 80 minutes of yourprecious time.
This was originally known as "Alien 2", but the only thing it has incommon with the original "Alien" is...an alien. Maybe they should havecalled it "Alien Too". In any case, they were sued to change the name,and this is grade-z crap under any title. A couple of astronauts aremissing from a shuttle after its re-entry to earth, and mysterious blue"rocks" appear at the same time. Twenty-some pointless minutes laterand a research crew is in an underground cave, with one of the bluerocks in tow. The dubs here are awful, especially the femaleprotagonist, whose breathless delivery verges on vomit-inducing (whichis more than can be said for the gore effects). I must admit, I did notwatch the entire movie, as five minutes of it were spent making asandwich while the movie wandered on aimlessly in the background. Thebest part is when a guy's head flies off while he's hanging upsidedown, and the head hits the earth with a resounding thud. That got afew chuckles out of me. The dialog is fittingly moronic. "How couldthose astronauts disappear?" asks one woman, "I wish I knew" respondsher dim-witted compatriot, even though this is AFTER the aliens havealready attacked them. Hmmm, maybe their disappearance has something todo with these dang aliens. Add in a cringe-worthy ending, complete witha "...you might be next!" warning and you have a competitor for worstmovie of all time, in my humble opinion. This probably ended up as aMST3K episode (I wouldn't know, I hate that stupid show) but if itdidn't, it is surely ripe for that treatment. Luckily this movie islong out of print, but if you do stumble upon it, heed my warning:AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!
The budget in this one is VERY VERY low, the colors are not right,and the gore is not very bloody and FAKE looking. The blood almost lookslike paint and the aliens make me laugh.For an Italian horror film, this one ranks as one of the worst. Ipurchasedthe UNCUT Japan release thinking I was going to see some cool Italiansplatter. Boy was I disappointed! The acting of course is bad (It'sITALIANafter all) and the movie pretty much all takes place in a cavern-likeplace.As far as Italian cinema goes, there are plenty of better and more violenthorror/sci-fi pictures than this, including SHOCKING DARK andCONTAMINATION.I would seek those out instead of this piece of trash.Rating: 3/10 because of some LAME but bloody not-so-specialF/x.
First off, I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this movie, andfailed.Heck I even like low budget 1980's Italian made dreck, but this moviewas nothing short of a slog. The first twenty minutes of the filmconsist of stock footage from Apollo missions, and they are the mostinteresting part of the film.The next 20 minutes depict people riding around in cars, talking,bowling, and doing nothing. The following 20 minutes tell the story ofa group of spelunkers who encounter a killer blue wad of play-dough,attempt to escape from it's deadly grasp, and die graphic, bloodydeaths that are out of proportion to the decided lack of actualactivity. Finally, the closing 20 minutes finds the two survivorsreturning to the bowling alley, finding an alien covering the lens ofthe camera, running around shouting at nothing, and the suggestion thatYOU COULD BE NEXT.Yes. That IS chilling. You too could end up engaging in odd,meaningless hobbies like bowling and spelunking to fill your idle hoursbetween major meals. I cannot imagine a worse fate, other than perhapsa CINEMATIC SCREENING of this film. Even the instant low budget 'alienworld' look of the underground caverns, moments of nudity, gore, andinteresting electronic music score (which I believe we hear inCONTANIMATION as well) cannot save this film. IT KILLED MY PARTY!! andI wasn't even drunk yet.Fortunately, this film is safely Out of Print and very hard foreveryday humans to track down and see. If they bother, it's their ownfault, and you should not feel sorry for them at all.
A surprisingly groovy, frenetic and fairly suspenseful subterraneancreature feature earthbound "ALIEN" swipe about these ravenousshape-changing extraterrestrial rock monsters which prey upon a vapidassortment of spelunking youths exploring a deep, dark, dank remotecave. The ham-fisted direction, tin-eared dialogue ("Even he can't stopthe monsters"), the cramped, creepy, claustrophobic cavern settingthat's nicely redolent of both "The Boogens" and "The Descent," athrobbing Goblinesque score by Oliver Onions (who also supplied therousing music for the snazzy, stirring post-nuke sci-fi/action zinger"2019: After the Fall of New York"), an incomprehensible, logic-defyingnarrative, the gorgeous, bewitching brunette Belinda Mayne's perkyportrayal of the hypersensitive psychic heroine, the tacky specialeffects, the righteously gruesome gore, the generally flat acting froma non-star cast, an occasional sappy pop ballad blasting on thesoundtrack, a hilariously idiotic climactic chase sequence which takesplace in an abandoned bowling alley, future Italian horror filmdirector Michele ("Stagefright," "The Church") Soavi as one of thedumbbell kids, a light sprinkling of charmingly unnecessary filler(i.e., faded, worn-out newsreel footage, a needless scene depicting ajeep pulling out of a garage and driving down the street, etc.) and aside-splitting concluding on-screen title statement which ominouslyproclaims that "YOU MAY BE NEXT!" all make this shamefully ignored hootan extremely tasty and tantalizing slice of lovably shoddy and stupidspaghetti splatter schlock.
It's probably well known, that the Italians often were unwilling towait for real sequels to popular movies, and instead made their own.With 'Alien' it is funny to think how drastic 'Aliens' changed theconcept from the original. But in-between a good chunk of rip-offs withtheir own set of rules had been made.We are on earth. I think it's some meteorites that randomly lieseverywhere that contains the alien invasion. But nothing is very clearin this pile. But a cave exploration interrupted.A huge sequence is taken to show the explorers wire down, with onlytheir headlights seen in the darkness. It's not a bad take, but why dowe need to see so much of it? Perhaps it put such a dent in the budgetthat they just couldn't bear to cut any of it? It's almost worth it to see the single boob shot! The critters looklike sock-puppets covered in tomato-juice. But they make up for somefunny, crappy gore when they gnaw through the guts and cringe out of aneye-socket.The full-grown alien is another story. Budget obviously didn't coverit, so we have to go with a POV through the mouth. I hope it's the mouth. What it really looks like is if the alien flashes it's exposed rectum!That's just disgusting.
When I watched this film I knew almost nothing about the original Alienseries. I just had heard about them and, so I thought this would be theoriginal' s movie sequel. The Greek title confused me a little bit ("Amonster on earth"). When I found out that this was not the movie Iexpectedto be I became furious. You can understand only from the last scene howsilly this movie was (I decided to watch it all because I should pay forit). The heroine found out that she was alone in the city and then a titlecame out saying: YOU COULD BE THE NEXT!(No other comments for that) Ican'tadvice you to watch it because I'm not sure if your local video storewouldhave it (it is a very popular movie, you see) but I would recommend thismovie to anyone loves gore (Too gory with very silly specialeffects)Here's the main plot:The heroine (I can't remember her name) discovers caves and has terribleheadaches because of the alien's arrival on earth. Anyway, they (thereweresome others too) decide to go to a cave to find out that they werecarryingan alien rock with them witch turns them to disgusting monsters/alienswhichare after the rest of them (or something like that). Funny for childrenbuttoo gory. 2/10
Perhaps not quite as bad as Luigi Cozzi's Contamination, Alien 2 isstill a regrettable mess. A weak script that focuses mainly on chewingup screen time with mundane happenings mostly fails but has somewinning cheesy gore that probably made the easily-impressed Chas Balunwet his pants and proclaim it a masterpiece. Never read his review butthis is the kind of crap he eats up.Some okay points for this flick include about 1 second of the undersideof Belinda Mayne's breasts and some graphical bloodshed including anice decapitation and a head explosion that sends alien tendrils flyingout from the neck hole. A Michele Soavi part in the cast is ratherpointless.Steer clear of the "Alien Terror" release. It contains numerous obviouscuts... Then again, this is for Italian gore completists only.
I have been trying to see this film for years as I love to watch oldobscure horror films. They do not have to be good or considered classicfor me to hunt them down, I just enjoy watching them whether they begood, bad or ugly. Upon finally seeing this one, I have to say it hassome things going for it, but overall it is a bit slow and underdone.The film at the beginning talks about this space pod returning toearth, we have an interview with the star female of the piece where welearn she is apparently psychic. She then heads to the ocean where shemeets this guy who I have no clue who he is or what his purpose otherthan to introduce us to the fact that our heroine suffers from fears ofmonsters. We are soon treated to a scene with a mother and small girlthat ends very nicely in one of the few good scenes of the movie. Shethen goes to the bowling alley to meet up with her fellow spelunkersand they proceed to have a long drawn out drive. They end up at alittle place where outside one of the group finds a beautiful rock hejust has to pick up. They finally make it to the cave where we get theprivilege of seeing every member of the group repel down a line in thedark with their headlamp shining. They then pitch tents in the cave,which silly me, I figure all one really needs in a cave is a sleepingbag. Finally, after more cavorting in the cave the alien attacks andgeneral mayhem ensues. Well not really, we are treated to every secondof a rescue then a slow moving camera going across a body of a femaleand then some more cool stuff happens followed by another long stretchof nothing. You can see the problem, I am afraid the makers of thisfilm were so enthralled with the cave that they forgot multiple timesthat they were supposed to be making an alien horror movie. There issome potential in this one, as there is a great kill involving a guylosing his head, also a nice attack on a couple as the cave seems to bealive. All the on screen kills are pretty good, just to much padding.The finale is particularly weak as we do not get to see any more cooldeaths only a woman running from a point of view monster that at onepoint looked as if the monster was running from her. The makers of thisfilm really did not seem to have a vision on what they wanted theirmonster to look like. Suffice to say at its best it looked like snakes,at worst hosepipe. More cool deaths, a faster moving story would havehelped here immensely as would have a more climatic ending. Seriously,they showed nothing at the end to make the end cool. So just a bit of abore for the most part with some very nice death scenes scattered hereand there and a very nice topless shot of the lead girl. And you findout the best way out of a cave too, it is apparently to run fast, thenin slow motion all at the same time to the point the fast you farsurpasses the slow motion you.
I have to admit, have really soft spot for this Alien ripoff/sequel..The aliens are definitely not friendly...Its starts withstock footage of a failed mission that crashes in the sea, in themeantime the films heroine and her crew set off for a expedition intosome underground caves deep below the surface, it seems the aliens(which we saw briefly on a beach) have made there way there too and whoknows where else? after some grisly deaths and faces bursting open,done with some neat special effects, the film ends with the heroine(played by the gorgeous Belinda Mayne) and her bearded ugly geekyboyfriend (can you tell I'm jealous) get back to the surface, drive tothe city...Not life left on Earth, the aliens have wiped everythingout...the film finishes with @you could be next"..Good atmosphere, good effects and a pretty good film that if it was notslightly boring at time would be top marks..I think this film, unlikehalf of the doomed cave explorers in the movie, seems to havere-surfaced and getting a bit of a following again..Very well worthwatching and its recent blu-ray release from the original negatives isa must have in a collector of cult film cinema.
Horrid film that follows eight cave explorers on an expedition that getsruined by a blood-thirsty alien rock. A fair few bloody deaths, (facesucks, heads falling off; stuff like that) but mainly very hard to watchorunderstand.
'Alien' was very different from 'Aliens' that changed the conceptcompletely, but in-between the officials many rip-offs with their ownset of rules had been made.Here we are on earth where meteorites randomly lying everywherecontains an alien invasion that interrupts a cave exploration. Butfirst a huge sequence is taken to show the explorers wiring down, withtheir headlights seen in the darkness. It's not a bad take, but what'sthe reason for showing it that long when nothing important happens?It's almost worth the wait to see the single boob shot and thesock-puppet critters making some funny, crappy gore gnawing throughguts and cringing out of an eye-socket. But the budget didn't cover thefull-grown alien, so we have to go with a POV through the mouth. Atleast I hope it's the mouth but it looks like the alien flashes it'sgaping rectum!
It's probably well known, that the Italians often were unwilling towait for real sequels to popular movies, and instead made their own.There is follow-ups to 'Dawn of The Dead' and 'The Terminator' made waybefore the real ones. With 'Alien' it is funny to think how much thesequels changed ideas from the original. But in the huge gab betweenRidley Scott and James Cameron, a good chunk of rip-offs with their ownset of rules had been made.We are on earth. I think it's some meteorites that randomly lieseverywhere that contains the alien invasion. But nothing is very clearin this pile. It's all about having a cave exploration interruptedanyway.'Alien' was a perfect blend of the rich visuals of '2001: SpaceOdyssey' and the high tensity of 'Jaws'. It's seems they actually aimedfor something similar here. A huge sequence is taken to show theexplorers wire down, with only their headlights seen in the darkness.It's not a bad take, but why do we need to see so much of it? I thinkit's a common thing in Italian horrors, like Lucio Fulci and DarioArgento, that a huge chunk of the budget went on some specific shotsthat they just couldn't bear to cut. So we are shown the wholeun-edited shot for the money's worth. It's almost worth it to see a girl strip naked and get dirty deepunderground! The critters look like sock-puppets covered intomato-juice but they make up for some funny gore. Mainly the one thatcringe out of an eye-socket.The full-grown alien is another story. Budget obviously didn't coverit, so we have to go with a POV through the mouth. I hope it's themouth. What it really looks like is if the alien flashes it's exposedrectum!That's just disgusting.
This is an odd one. Although the story is a little short on logic, itstandson its own due to the gory effects, which are sometimes extremely bloody.Aswith all the Italian-made films, the acting is not very good, and thecamerais sometimes amateurish, but it compensates with plenty of gore, goodcavernsets and a good score, not to mention the tag line, which is either goingtomake you frown or laugh.
A lot has been written and said about Alien 2. The unauthorized followup of Alien. I watched it years ago and just could remember the fallinghead attacked by an alien. So I watched it again. But my only concernwas to catch the uncut version, English language. A lot has been saidabout the running time too. I have seen versions that goes up to 100minutes, here on IMDb and other sites they say 92 minutes but when youcatch a seller of Alien 2 it's always 82 minutes long. So I did catchme the 82 full uncut version as said on the cover. The full uncutshould contain the falling head, the exploding head and the headsucking. There is also a nudity scene taking place, my copy was intact.All I can tell is that it is a slow starter. A lot of blah blah and alot of bowling scenes. When they finally descent the gore starts. Butagain in a slow way. Everybody hates this movie, strange, it is alsoone of the most searched OOP's due to the falling head. I have seenworser but don't expect a follow up of the original Alien, the budgetis way to low for that. So it goes on and on, all those horrorgeekswill once in their live being caught by this flick. As said on the endcredits, you could be next...