Thursday, May 14, 2009

Xtro (1983)

4 / 5 May '09

Tagline: A brutal excursion in terror
Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport
Written by: Harry Bromley Davenport, Ianin Cassie
Actors include: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Length: 84 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

This is a colorful low budget number with tons of gore and well a less than original story line, still it's immensely entertaining. It borrows from Cronenberg, the Alien series and various other sci-fi films. Still the plot is about a boy's father who he watched whisked away into a white light by possibly aliens. Anyhow, he came back and was grotesquely reborn from another woman (it sure was graphic). Although it's three years later and he's turned back up in their lives they can tell something isn't quite right, but what is his motive? What does he want with their boy? There are powers connected with becoming an alien and this leads to some pretty creative deaths and effects involving a G.I. Joe of all things! Also a murderous creepy clown midget is involved in this portion of the movie. It's one heck of a bloody bizarre effort but for a video nasty, it was better than expected and a lot more fun too!

Availability:  On DVD

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