John’s Old School Horror Corner: Xtro (1983)
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MY CALL: So awesomely inappropriate, mentally unbalanced and deliciously gross! [B] IF YOU LIKE THIS WATCH: This is essentially an off the wall rip off of Alien (1979). So watch the Alien series all the way through starting with Prometheus (2012). Like the cheap, gory, exploitative Corman-Alien-rips of the 80s? Then aim for the acceptably awful Alien Contamination (1980), Breeders (1986) or Deep Space (1988).
FML! That is the creepiest thing you could ever see on the side of the road while driving!
A slimy, fugly crab-walking alien with a deadly tentacle tongue crash lands in England. In the spirit of Alien impregnation, it wastes no time before mouth-raping the first woman it encounters with what seems analogous to a slimy alien penis. Quite groggy, the woman finds the alien evidently melted all over her flow after it’s “finished.” This poor woman is instantly pregnant and gives bloody disgusting birth on her kitchen floor to none other than Tony’s (Simon Nash; Brazil) father Sam (Philip Sayer; The Hunger), who was abducted by aliens years ago. For something that makes absolutely no sense I must admit, I find this AWESOME!
Remember back when the Alien facehugger felt inappropriate? Yeah… Judging by her unconsciousness, this was not consensual.
It’s a boy! A 170 pound boy.
So alien-birth-Sam has no idea where he’s been for the past three years and Tony’s mother (Bernice Stegers; Macabre, Doll’s Eye) is not too pleased about it. But she is willing to bring him back into her home, much to her boyfriend Joe’s displeasure.
Dad isn’t the same. Dad sloppily eats his son’s pet snake’s eggs and gives his son a disgusting pulsating alien hickey which bestows him with telekinesis and other nifty powers. Tony abuses this power by turning his GI Joe into a man-sized assassin to kill the annoying lady who lives in the apartment downstairs by bayoneting her to death.
Their live-in 21-year old French nanny Analise (Maryam d’Abo; Tales from the Crypt, Something is Out There, Chillers) is gorgeous. However, she seems to have no place in this story beyond her occasional gratuitous nudity. But then I finally found her purpose: to be abducted by an evil clown midget that Tony manifested with his psychic powers. Then, after Tony mouth-impregnates her stomach and cocoons her, he sends his live-ammo’d toy tank and a MF’n panther to kill her boyfriend. Random! Analise has now been mutated into some weird alien egg-laying thing with a big, gaping…ummmm…how do I put this? Ovipositor
Making sense yet? Don’t care!
No. It didn’t change into a zombie movie.
Sam’s flesh starts falling off as he apparently reverts to yet another alien form and, like father like son, Tony is also transforming. They go off to space leaving Tony’s mother to tend to a refrigerator full of Analise’s future mouth-raping eggs.
There you go. A happy ending!