Alien Covenant's 2nd Cousin....Lifeforce6,260 Views4 RepliesAdd A Reply
Dan Obannon (with Ron Shusett) wrote the screenplay for the original Alien. On every Alien movies since you will see his name in the credits...but 'Alien' wasn't the only one - he wrote one other epic scifi movie - Lifeforce.
It's insane in parts and unlike any other movie ever made, but if you are a fan of the Alien universe (particularly the Ridley Scott material) then you will recognise themes and even entire plot pieces in lifeforce - you will get a huge deja-vu feeling. There is definitely a creative connection here. Dan Obannon was one crazy twisted genius.
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Yup, that's the one!
Another connection: Texas Chainsaw Massacre was influential to Scott in inspiring some of the horror aspects of Alien. Both Texas Chainsaw and Lifeforce were directed by Tobe Hooper.
@Glenn R - I remember seeing that one in the theater in 1985! It was TriStar's first movie, if I remember correctly? Of course, that was 1985!
This is a interesting movie, certainly reconmended
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