Legacy of Terror 2018

This book contains the reviews of 100 sequels, 20 prequels and 60 remakes.

For each category, installments are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each film is established by the sum of 8 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness.

Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, a list of moods, eight ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Inseminoid

An alien creature impregnates an interplanetary archaeologist and makes her homicidal.

 

United Kingdom
1981
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Alien Film
Babies: 
Fetus
Newborn
5.04
Alienating!
6
5.04
6
6
2
3
3
Effects
Photography
Plot
There’s more than meets the eye, here, especially if you’re expecting something like 1979’s Alien. Most horror tropes of this film have been borrowed from unexpected subgenres. We’re talking possession, slasher, rape; anything but actual alien invasion, basically. This is the kind of production that flies under the radar and can only impress anyone who’s really paying attention.
Why wouldn’t one pay attention, you ask? Well, Inseminoid, AKA Horror Planet, is rough around the edges and doesn’t appear half as controversial as it turns out to be. It’s an ambitious project that doesn’t always meets the expectations set by its premise. You should give it a chance, though, if only for how gory it is despite its soap opera tendencies. The contrast is shocking.
It’s like different crew members had different ideas of what this movie should be, and the end result is peculiar. There’s good production design, yet the architecture doesn’t look quite natural. The sets are claustrophobic and look cheap. That, too, is part of the magic. Inseminoid has the kind of cinematography that makes you part of the action. This is your front row seat to an anomaly.
Alternate Titles: 
Doom Seeds
Horror Planet
Insecticide
Horrorplanet
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