Movie Name: Creature
Studio: Trans World Entertainment
Release Date(s): March 1985 (Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Films)/May 8, 1985 (US)
MPAA Rating: R
Saturn’s moon of Titan is hiding a secret. NTI learns about a tragedy at their base and dispatches a new crew to determine the source of the accident. When they find an alien has been released on planet, it becomes a race to escape the planet before everyone is killed.
Directed by William Malone, Creature sometimes goes by the name The Titan Find or Titan Find. The movie is in public domain and been released in multiple version.
I can remember Creature at our video store. The cover of the VHS tape was slightly menacing, but appeared to be a weak version of Alien (1979)…and faced with watching Creature or seeing Alien again, I’d always choose Alien. Watching Creature now, I made the right choice.
Creature is very generic. The movie did steal aspects of Alien (which in turn stole from It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) and Planet of the Vampires (1965)). The story barely seems to move beyond the B-Movie feel and it just lacks the class, style, and substance of Alien.
Likewise, the cast of Creature is quite weak. You do have creepy genre star Klaus Kinski in a small role as Hans Rudy, but the rest of the cast almost feels like they are just a step above porn stars in the way they deliver their lines (which in general lack scares).
The movie also just doesn’t have the jumps of Alien. The film is noted for being the same special effects design team that shot Aliens the next year (another far superior picture), but the creature here is rarely seen like the creature in the original Alien. This is probably a smart move due to the low budget nature of the movie.
Creature is not a very good sci-fi movie or a very good horror movie. The movie is a B-Movie and never rises above being a B-Movie. With a lot of better and edgier sci-fi horror films out there, wasting your time with Creature probably isn’t in your best interest. It isn’t bad enough to be so-bad-it-is-good, nor is it so good that you want to watch for quality…just skip Creature altogether.
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