Drive-In Dust Offs: Inseminoid (1981)

After the groundbreaking horror-sci-fi hybrid success of Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), several low budget filmmakers decided to add their goo-covered two cents to the discourse; hell, Roger Corman himself cranked out a couple skeezy sci-fi winners in Galaxy of Terror (1981) and Forbidden World (’82). But there’s a nasty little number out of Britain funded with some Hong Kong coin that shouldn’t be dismissed: Inseminoid (1981) decides that Alien should be a straight up slasher in space and we’re all the better for it.

Released in the UK in March, Inseminoid (Aka Horror Planet most everywhere else) had a slow rollout worldwide, with the U.S. not taking it in until November of ’82. Critics mostly hated it of course; the exception across the board being Judy Geeson’s performance. Audiences were more receptive and the film did quite well in the Alien knockoff wars. But after an initial setup that
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