Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lifeforce (1985)

 "In the blink of an eye, the terror begins"

What are you doing T.C.M.R. I hear you cry? Out of all the Tobe Hooper films you could pick, you chose this particular film as your first review of his work. “Well! is it not obvious? ... No!... Well you should be ashamed”, for it is blatantly clear to us that this little gem will not be the only Tobe Hooper film that will receive T.C.M.R. treatment in future. The fact is - we wanted to review this film anyway so why not start with this exciting cult title by Tobe Hooper - after all he did direct it and we love this movie greatly. Lifeforce (1985) is both quirky and quite grandiose in execution, it also harks back toward many early aspects of good old fashioned Sci-fi/horror cinema that by the time this production came along this old tradition had largely been forgotten by many generations of cinemagoers unfamiliar with this fantasy staple. Though more rugged and graphic than the original material that influenced Hooper's grand vision the homage remains certainly embedded.