In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 75 of the best written horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?
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.