Allan Holzman, USA, 1982, Shout! Factory, Horror

“A guy in my crew came up to me and said ‘This is a sleazy rip-off of ALIEN.’ And I said “Yes, but it’s the best sleazy rip-off of ALIEN ever made.” — FORBIDDEN WORLD sfx artist John Carl Buechler

Oh, boy! The most joyfully exploitive Space Junk film of them all, gleefully wearing a quintessential Heavy Metal magazine aesthetic on its sleeve. A badass space cowboy joins a group of scientists, beds the Playboy Channel babes (are those clear high heels and pink jumpsuits regulation?) and battles a lab-made monster with super-saliva that reduces its prey to throbbing gristle.

Longtime Corman editor Allan Holzman (CRAZY MAMA, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS) brought tripped-out ‘70s rock n’ roll cutting, a healthy sense of humor and buckets of gore to this raucous directorial debut.

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  • 77 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP