Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE & Harry Bromley Davenport's XTRO
Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE (R, 1985, 116 min)
Naked space vampires return to Retro one more time! From the director of Poltergeist and the writer of Alien comes this batshit-crazy sci-fi adventure. A mission to investigate Halley's Comet discovers an alien spacecraft. After a deadly confrontation, the aliens travel to Earth, where their seductive leader begins to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission's sole survivor sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most horrifying being he's ever known. Starring Patrick Stewart and Steve Railsback.
Harry Bromley Davenport's XTRO (R, 1982, 103 min)
Not all extra terrestrials are friendly! Years after a man is kidnapped by aliens, one of the slimy things returns to pay a visit to his wife, impregnating her in a truly disgusting fashion that we can't go into detail about here. But then she gives birth to her husband, a full-grown man, in a manner as graphic and horrifying as you're imagining. Things then get really weird as the man imbues his son with psychic powers, which he uses to bring his toys to life and murder his classmates. XTRO touches on everything from slasher flicks to zombie movies to Carrie punctuated by a jaw-dropping scene that makes Alien's chest-burster sequence look like a Disney movie.
Friday, March 1