Parasite has been designed as no more than an earthbound copy of Alien (1979). The physical look of the creature has been copied directly from H.R. Gigers chestburster, while the film comes with similar references to shady corporations wanting the creature for weapons research. Stan Winstons cheesy parasite effects provide some low-level 3-D schlock shocks there are some occasionally entertaining effects of parasites dropping into the audiences faces, even an impaled pipe dripping blood out of the screen. Unfortunately, Bands direction is dull to the point of indifference. Moreover, he makes no use of the 3-D other than to keep popping things out into the audiences faces.
Hero Robert Gloudini is an actor of remarkably little affinity for the profession. A twenty-year-old Demi Moore, in only her second film role, plays the love interest.
Charles Band has produced over 200 films. As director, his other genre films include:- Crash (1977), The Alchemist (1983), Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983), an episode of The Dungeonmaster/Ragewar: The Challenges of Excalibrate (1984), Trancers/Futurecop (1985), Pulse Pounders (1988), Crash and Burn (1990), Meridian (1990), Trancers II (1991), Doctor Mordrid (1992), Dollman Vs. the Demonic Toys (1993), Prehysteria! (1993), Head of the Family (1996), The Creeps (1997), Hideous (1997), Mystery Monsters (1997), Blood Dolls (1999), Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003), Dr Moreauís House of Pain (2004), Decadent Evil (2005), Doll Graveyard (2005), The Gingerdead Man (2005), Evil Bong (2006), Petrified (2006), Dead Manís Hand (2007), Decadent Evil II (2007), Dangerous Worry Dolls (2008), Evil Bong II: King Bong (2009), Skull Heads (2009), Evil Bong 3D: The Wrath of Bong (2011), Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt (2011), The Dead Want Women (2012), Devildolls (2012), Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012), Ooga Booga (2013), Unlucky Charms (2013), Gingerdead Man vs Evil Bong (2013), Trophy Heads (2014), Evil Bong 420 (2015), King of Cult (2015) and Evil Bong: High 5 (2016).
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