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Actors: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe, Diane Salinger
Director: William Malone
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 37min


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Actors: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe, Diane Salinger
Director: William Malone
Creators: William Malone, Don Stern, Moshe Diamant, Ronnie Hadar, William G. Dunn, Alan Reed
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Tgg Direct
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/03/2000
Original Release Date: 05/08/1985
Theatrical Release Date: 05/08/1985
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
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Member Movie Reviews

Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 4/16/2010...
Horrible film. Boring beyond belief, bad acking, incompetent lighting and a plot that makes no real sense whatsoever. Stay away from this piece of trash
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Teddy B. (tigerted) from TUJUNGA, CA
Reviewed on 6/10/2009...
The Sci-Fi craze that started with Star Wars in '77 ended with "Creature" in '85. Producers were eager to cash in on the wave of great, intelligent, and entertaining sci-fi films of this time ( Empire Strikes Back, ALIEN, Star Trek II ). Unfortunately, this is the worst sci-fi film ever.
At one point, you can actually see the actor under the creature suit wearing only gloves and the mask! The female leads are nice looking, but
it's clearly another cheap ALIEN rip-off.
5 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Leendert S. (qrazydutch) from OAK HARBOR, WA
Reviewed on 4/27/2009...
this one really really sucks, or you might like it a lot. Why advertise, who knows what taste you have...right down there with the revenge of the killer tomatoes, so bad you can even laught at it
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Even gives B-Movies a bad name
SRFireside | Houston, TX United States | 02/27/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Low budget and low production values don't always equate to a bad movie. This time it does. It's not the cheap special effects or cinematography that gets this one down. It's the important stuff like scripting and execution that pulled this one down. If certain things were done differently this could actually have been a pretty good movie. Unfortunately that's not the case.

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). Music is serviceable and the sound effects are mostly noises taken from other shows (a fun game to play could be Name-that-Special-Effect when watching). Of course the technical things aren't really painful to watch, but when you add that to the bad script and even worse monster it starts to add up.

Not much to see here folks. If you like bad B-movie style outer space monster flicks then this one is just par for the course. For the rest of you who prefer more substance you can steer clear of Creature without missing anything. Of course there is some camp value, but not as much as other films. Something could have been made out of this premise, but that didn't happen.