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TRIVIA: THe film ahd a budget of $4 million and was titled The Titan Find in other parts of the world. The special effects crew went on to do the special effects for Aliens a year after working on creature. (I guess Creature was good practice for them)
Yes, everyone who has seen this film or is considering viewing it now is familiar with the 'Alien' trilogy. Too bad, because this film would be a decent cheesy 'B' Creature-Feature if the 'Alien' franchise did NOT exist. Since 'Creature' is so reminiscent of 'Alien' a comparison is inevitable. In such a comparison the praise and box-office success that 'Alien' has enjoyed as well as its staying power over the years seems to be justified. Again, that in a way is too bad, because if 'Creature' was not so suggestive of 'Alien' it might be a success as a 'B' Creature-Feature. Recall, 'The Blob', with Steve McQueen, or 'Tremors' with Kevin Bacon. Neither of those films was original, in fact 'Tremors' was so similar to 'Jaws' that its original name was, 'Land Shark', but those films did manage to create an identity of their own and with it some film pathos. An identity and film pathos seems to be what is lacking in 'Creature'. After all, it does have scary moments and the long dramatic climax is rather suspenseful, but somehow a thrilling cinematic experience is never sustained long enough for this film to be memorable. Too bad, since I am a real sucker for this type of film, or rather the type of film that 'Creature' almost was.
William Malone, the Director, also Directed the 1999 remake of, 'The House On Haunted Hill', which gave him the chance to remake something without having to apologize for doing so. Malone also Directed 'The Incredible Hulk Returns', 1988, and 'Scared To Death', 1980.Read more ›
First and foremost flaw in this flounder of a film is how it was put together. Sure it has a rather clichéd plot, however there were some interesting aspects that could have been explored had the makers of this film put more thought in the script and structure. You have little things happening that lend very little to the overall plot yet take up all of your attention. Don't even get me started on the backstory of Creature, which also takes up your attention only to give absolutely nothing to the plot.
Low budget special effects can be forgiven to a certain degree. Things like laser and electricity blasts, spaceship models and set design can only go so far with a limited cash flow. Most of the special effects for this film aren't bad for its category. The glaring exception is the creature that this movie is named after. You would think that such a pivotal thing would have gotten better attention. The creature is laughable close up. Sure they did what they can and hide it in shadows for most of the film, but in the end once you see this thing you will roll on the floor laughing instead of having your heart filled with dread.
The acting I have no problem with. The actors did their roles as best they could with the limited scope. The characters themselves were bland and two-dimensional (when they have any dimension at all).Read more ›
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The movie was the classic version I remember and loved plus it has an interactive menu.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
After two astronauts on Saturn's moon, Titan, get themselves killed by an alien entity, a ship is dispatched to investigate. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
Since the dawn of time, as far as B goes, the creature feature has always been a favorite among the masses. Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by Sid the Elf
Not the greatest acting in the world but this is a good creepy suspenseful SciFi/Horror flick with a twist, and I wanted it in my collection. Read morePublished on September 22, 2010 by kd5
"Creature" is basically an 80's direct-to-video release with higher production values. It actually was shown in theaters but has more of a TV movie "feel" but with more sex and... Read morePublished on January 8, 2010 by T. Dissinger
"Creature" is a 1984 monster-in-space movie with virtually no originality but plenty of terrible dialogue and special effects. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Robert I. Hedges
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Oh my God. Can a movie get this bad? The answer is yes. Read more
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