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Creature (1985)

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

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William Malone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Ivar ... Mike Davison
Wendy Schaal ... Beth Sladen
Lyman Ward ... David Perkins
Robert Jaffe ... Jon Fennel
Diane Salinger ... Melanie Bryce
Annette McCarthy ... Dr. Wendy H. Oliver
Marie Laurin ... Susan Delambre
Klaus Kinski ... Hans Rudy Hofner
John Stinson John Stinson ... Astronaut #1
Jim McKeny ... Astronaut #2
Buckley Norris ... Concord technician #1
Michael Griswold Michael Griswold ... Concord Technician #2
David Moses David Moses ... Mission Coordinator
Earle Dugan Earle Dugan ... Technician
Thomas C. James Thomas C. James ... Technician
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A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans' bodies, obviously slaughtered by one of the archaic creatures, awoken to new life. Now the alien is after them. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's been sleeping peacefully on a moon of Saturn for 2000 centuries ... until now! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Titan Find See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Sometime after the film's release, the film fell into the public domain, and has since received numerous VHS and DVD releases. See more »

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The captain's name is Davison, but Wendy Schaal's character Sladen calls him "Davidson" about 75 minutes in, just after they electrocute the creature. See more »

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Hans Rudy Hofner: We found... a child's butterfly collection... but some of zees butterflies... were not too friendly...
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What hides beneath the nitrogen clouds of Titan
7 March 2011 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

I have fond memories of "Creature (aka Titan Find)" and I can't deny it. I like it so much, I even want to rate it much higher than 4/10, so I'll just go ahead and do it. I saw it for the first time around the approximate age of 12-13 on a strangely compiled theatrical triple horror bill in one of my two hometown cinemas (together with Lamberto Bava's "Demons" and the Charlie Sheen vehicle "The Wraith"), so it's safe to say "Creature" left a life-long impression on me. Many years later now, I can still say that it is one of the best and most enjoyable "Alien" rip-offs ever produced (judged by cash-in standards, naturally). Sure it's a B-movie with anything but great acting... but there's gore (a wonderful head explosion!), nudity (horny naked undead blonde chick without a spacesuit while she was supposed to wear one), a nice-looking (though pretty rubbery) slimy creature-suit design with red glowing eyes, mind-controlling parasites, nifty-looking miniature spacecrafts and... Klaus Kinski as a German astronaut clearly having a lot of fun on the set and ignoring any guidelines from director William Malone. If you haven't grown up during the 80's & 90's getting acquainted with this type of sci-fi & horror movies, you might have a hard time getting into "Creature" and enjoying its dubious pleasures. Not to say: you're very likely to lack any form of appreciation for this type of (sub)genre cinema at all. I say it's great fun. Even a bit scary and atmospheric in some parts where it actually tries to be so, but that's maybe the kid still in me speaking. Yes, having watched "Creature" at a too young age in a big & dark old theatre, I can say it was a tense ride at the time. Does it matter that it's not anymore? Nah, it remains fun all the same. If you ever discovered it as a kid, that is.


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