Review: Lifeforce (1985)

An epic Sci-fi, horror, disaster movie filled with vampires, zombies and aliens directed by the cocaine-ridden guy behind the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. This has to be an interesting watch!


Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay
Distributor: Arrow Video
Runtime: 106 mins

“Use my body.”


A space shuttle checking out Haley’s comet find three human-looking creatures they bring in to their ship. When a rescue ship comes to the shuttle all but one of the crew has survived together with the three humanoids. Back on earth it seems like these human creatures suck the life-force out of people. Suddenly London is in ruins, and only one man can save the day, the survivor from the shuttle, Capt. Carlsen.


Starting with an epic soundtrack by the great Henry Mancini, the opening soon turns to some really cheezy special effects and backdrops, and this is how the whole movie goes; From the excellent to the awkwardly cheezy. A fun movie to watch, but did not get the feel of it. A similar idea as in Bava’s “Planet of the Vampires”, but at least that had the right eerie atmosphere.


Yet again, an excellent Blu-Ray release by Arrow. Great quality on both picture and sound. Two different versions of the film. Filled with interesting extras. All you could possibly want to know, and some things you do not want to know should be in this box.