Future-Kill (released in the UK as Night Of The Alien) is a 1985 comedy science fiction-horror film about a group of frat boys who are hunted in a futuristic city by mutants. The film was directed by Ronald W. Moore, and stars Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, and Gabriel Folse. The poster for the film was designed by renowned artist H. R. Giger.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ronald W. Moore|
|Produced by||John H. Best|
|Written by||Ronald W. Moore|
John H. Best
|Music by||Robert Renfrow|
|Cinematography||Jon H. Lewis|
|Edited by||Leon Seith|
|Distributed by||International Film Marketing|
A group of protesters who call themselves "mutants" have taken over the inner city streets of a large city. They dress weird to try and show the effects of toxic poisoning. One of the mutants, Splatter, has really been affected. A group of fraternity boys decide to go into the mutant territory and kidnap one of the mutants as a prank. They inadvertently get framed for the murder of the mutant leader and are hunted through the abandoned buildings and dark streets by a crazed Splatter and his gang.
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Critical reception for the film has been mixed to negative. Allmovie gave the film a mixed review stating, "Filled with all sorts of anti-nuclear mumbo jumbo bred straight out of the Cold War Reagan era, Future Kill is slightly interesting for its relative place in history, but better viewed as '80s trash cinema whose long life on home video spawned more memories of its box art than anything else." Felix Vasquez Jr. from Cinema Crazed gave the film a negative review calling the film, "immensely dated and standard science fiction punk flick from the era of leather jackets and Mohawks."TV Guide awarded the film 2 / 4 stars stating that it "serve[ed] no purpose but to sate juvenile blood lust and to take people's money."
The film was released on DVD by Subversive Cinema on October 31, 2006 in Widescreen formatting and included a Making of featurette, full length commentary from director Ronald Moore and producer/star Edwin Neal, Cast and Crew biographies and a reproduction of H. R. Giger's original artwork.
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