June 21st, 1985



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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populous.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 5.9/10 (7,453 voted)

Director: Tobe Hooper

Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.

Writers: Colin Wilson, Dan O'Bannon

Steve Railsback - Col. Tom Carlsen
Peter Firth - Col. Colin Caine
Frank Finlay - Dr. Hans Fallada
Mathilda May - Space Girl
Patrick Stewart - Dr. Armstrong
Michael Gothard - Dr. Bukovsky
Nicholas Ball - Roger Derebridge
Aubrey Morris - Sir Percy Heseltine
Nancy Paul - Ellen Donaldson
John Hallam - Lamson
John Keegan - Guard
Chris Jagger - First Vampire (as Christopher Jagger)
Bill Malin - Second Vampire
Jerome Willis - Pathologist
Derek Benfield - Physician

Taglines: In outer space they unleashed a force more evil than the world had ever imagined!.. [UK Theatrical]

Release Date: 21 June 1985

Filming Locations: Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon, London, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,209,136 (USA) (23 June 1985) (1 Screen)

Gross: $11,603,545 (USA) (28 July 1985)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (edited version)

Did You Know?

An up-close look at the ribbons and medals on the U.S. Air Force uniform Steve Railsback wore reveals his character, Colonel Carlsen, is a Vietnam War veteran.

Revealing mistakes: The laser torch Carlsen uses burns open the plastic bag around the bat creature and sets it on fire but doesn't affect the rope of the specimen bag.

Dr. Bukovsky: Also, the Churchill's escape pod is missing.
Colonel Colin Caine: What's that mean, did someone escape?

User Review

Calm down,people!


Holy mackerel! From the comments I've read so far,you would think Tobe Hooper and Cannon were trying to remake "The Magnificent Ambersons"or some other "classic of the cinema"!I personally believe they set out to provide an entertaining picture for public consumption,and as far as I'm concerned ,that's exactly what they accomplished.After wearing out my VHS copy,I had to buy the DVD,which is even better in I can hit the ZOOM and see Mathilda May much better! Exciting story,great cast(Railsback always one of my faves,PLUS Firth,Stewart,Gothard,etc.).Someone commented about "cheesy effects"...are you kiddin'?The special effects in this picture are much better than the overdone computer junk you see nowadays.Of course,this is an 80's one has enough imagination to make a movie like this today!


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