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Alien Covenant's 2nd Cousin....Lifeforce

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Glenn R

MemberOvomorphMay-17-2017 1:06 AM

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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Tonehound

MemberFacehuggerMay-17-2017 4:29 AM

Bubba Zanetti

MemberOvomorphMay-17-2017 4:43 AM

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.

BZ

Cerulean Blue

MemberFacehuggerMay-17-2017 8:01 AM

@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!

BigDave

MemberDeaconMay-17-2017 8:43 AM

This is a interesting movie, certainly reconmended

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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