Luigi Cozzi, Italy, 1980, Arrow Films, Horror

“Some great gore, ridiculous dialogue, and a score from Goblin make this a unique and endearing shocker."
— belial_carboni, LETTERBOXD

Why watch ALIEN when you can watch CONTAMINATION? Alien pods are being disguised as coffee beans and smuggled into New York City. But the jig is up when people realize that if they touch the pods, their guts will explode through their stomachs. Oh boy! With a killer prog-synth score from Goblin (SUSPIRIA, DAWN OF THE DEAD), the presence of strong women characters, and ferocious pop-art gore that would make Lucio Fulci jealous, CONTAMINATION is the finest ALIEN “homage” ever made by the creators of STARCRASH. When a movie opens with a credit that reads, “The Alien Cyclops was designed by Georgio Ferrari,” you know that you’re in good hands.

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  • 95 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP