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  • Nevertheless, Lifeforce holds up the two hours with pretty scenery, a lead female vampire that walks around naked most of the time, and cool special effects

    • by Stephen Filippelli
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      Starring: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart, Aubrey Morris, Michael Gothard, and Nicholas Ball.

      Directed by: Tobe Hooper.

      Based on the novel “Space Vampires” by Colin Wilson, that pretty much spells out the plot and theme of “Lifeforce” - Hidden in the nucleus of Hailey’s Comet is a large spaceship which the crew of space shuttle Churchill goes to investigate. On board, they find two men and one woman suspended in animation. While transporting them back to Earth, Churchill loses communication with Ground Control.

      Therefore, a rescue team is sent to the shuttle to find out what happened. Apparently, the ship


      was set ablaze and killed everyone except for the three found in suspended animation. Finally, the three ‘aliens’ are transported back down to Earth and all Hell breaks loose. It is learned that these three ‘beings’ are actually part of a race of ’space vampires’ who are capable of consuming the lifeforce of any living being they come into contact with and send it back to their spaceship.

      These three ‘vamps’ set out to transform almost all of London’s living populations into ‘zombies’ of sorts where, once transformed, the victims seek out more lifeforce from other people. Soon, the victims turn into vampires ...


      • as well. Apparently, these victims transfer the lifeforce they collect to the male vampires who transfer it to the lead female vampire who in return transfers it to the mother ship waiting in orbit above Earth. So, it’s up to the last survivor of the shuttle mission and a scientist to save the day.

        “Lifeforce” was off to a good start with the near-modern day space setting around Earth’s orbit and the idea of encountering ’space vampires’, but once it all comes down to planet Earth, it loses its juice. The vampires begin wrecking havoc on Earth, or rather, the entire London countryside and

        landscape, turning into another typical vampire/zombie movie (yes, as I have mentioned before, there are zombies in this). The film would have faired far better if it was set more in space and less on Earth, plus the whole zombie thing is very unnecessary, this is about space vampires for crying out loud, being that this was directed by Tobe Hooper (”The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”), you would think he would have come up with something more clever than that. Nevertheless, “Lifeforce” holds up the two hours with pretty scenery, a lead female vampire that walks around naked most of the time, and cool special effects.



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