A hot space vampire levels London in this sci-fi epic from Tobe Hooper.
May 8, 2009
Lifeforce is a Cannon funded film directed by Tobe Hooper. It's a very interesting film that deals with a pair of space vampires who are accidentally brought back down to Earth during the latest space shuttle mission. Steve Railsback stars as the sole survivor of the tragedy. But really folks the movie is a mere showcase for the natural beauty of Mathilda May. She's one smoking hot number. The director was a huge fan of Female Vampire (a.k.a. Erotikill). Miss May recreates Lina Romay's title role The film is beautifully photographed and directed. There's plenty of gore effects to keep genres fans happy.
A recent (1980's) space shuttle trip brings back a couple of strange visitors that are in coma like states. Everyone one the trip was killed except one astronaut (Steve Railsback) who is clearly traumatized by the venture. The two visitors decide to wake up and one of them (Mathilda May) unleashes a quite grotesque hell upon Earth as she brings pestilence and death in her wake. Now it's up to a few hardy souls who are brave enough to stand in her way and send her packing.
I have to give this film a very high rating. Tobe Hooper was the man. He made three interesting films for Cannon during this time period (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II and Invaders from Mars as well). If you like science fiction/horror films, Tobe Hooper films or Mathilda May this film's just up your alley.