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Bloodsuckers From Outer Space

Directed by Glen Coburn
Reviewed by MaT, added on Jan 1 2005


The 80's home camcorder boom was a revolution for low-budget filmmakers, especially for the horror genre, much the same way the digital video revolution is exploding now and because of that, any Joe Schmo off the street could make his opus with some tape, a little corn syrup and food coloring, and family members willing to "act" their way through a script written in a day. Bloodsuckers from Outer Space seems, for all intents and purposes, to be one of those films. It is chock full of horrible acting, kindergarten level writing, and some of the most boring filmwork in a horror film I have ever had the displeasure of witnessing.

The movie is about some weird alien force that arrives in a gust of wind and gets inside your body causing you to shoot out about ten gallons of blood before eventually dying and coming back to life as a wisecracking vampire/zombie. Well, at least I think that is what it's about. There is also some sub plot about a military commander who just wants to nuke the town to get rid of the alien menace. The entire film is pretty much one big tongue in cheek tribute to the worst of horror. It plays itself up as a self-aware spoof of sorts, but fails miserably since the jokes, acting, and delivery by the actors are so poor that it makes Bio-Dome seem like the epitome of what a comedy should be.

I will hand it to the filmmakers in one department, they did a pretty decent job of gore effects. There isn't a lot of bloodletting in the movie, but what little there is, a decapitation, vomit bloodspray and some hacking off of limbs, manages to not look as cheesy as the rest of the production. This movie can also take credit for having the most annoyingly stupid off camera three minute sex scene in the history of horror movies. Much like the main character, while watching this movie, I really wanted to take multiple hits from the Nitrous Oxide tank his girlfriend keeps in the backseat of her car. I'm sure if I were high, I might find some enjoyment out of this crap. Why do I subject myself to these movies again?

2 / 10




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