Directed by Luigi Cozzi
A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside out by an unknown force. Its freight: boxes upon boxes of glowing, pulsating green eggs. It soon becomes clear that these eggs are not of this planet, and someone intends to cultivate them here on Earth. But who? And to what end? CONTAMINATION is an ultra-violent sci-fi epic that really gets under the skin. In space, no one can hear you scream - but on Earth, the terror rings loud and clear!
A cargo ship drifts up the Hudson River. Its crew: all dead, their bodies horribly mutilated, turned inside out by an unknown force.
Cast: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé
On the surface, this early 80's flick seems just like an Italian rip-off of Alien... and that's pretty much what it is. It's splattery, cheesy, and largely free of the burdens of logic. The story starts to drag a bit in the second act, but it's so bonkers that hopefully, you won't notice much. It also has a typically great score from Goblin. If you like Demons, give this a try.
After a decent beginning, the movie starts becoming a dull thriller. Unfortunately, you don't care about any of the characters so you wait around and hope to see more exploding torsos. Things pick up in the last twenty minutes but at that point, most people have probably gone to sleep or picked another movie to watch. At least the music from Goblin is good.
"Heeeeelp! Get me out of here! There's an egg!" LOL A perfect example of style over substance, and even then the style isn't that abundant. I would suggest you watch the first 20 mins so you can see men exploding in a cargo ship (reeeeeeally slowly so we can reach that 90 mins mark) and avocado-looking alien eggs, then jump to the last 10 mins so you can see the avocado-skin papa alien. There's literally nothing else to this movie, just a bunch of excruciatingly slow filler scenes and pointless dialogue in between those two things. Favourite scene: Ian Mcculloh violently slaps Louise Marleau in the face, her neck almost does a 360 degree turn, she doesn't even blink and then keeps talking. Hilarious!
It’s cheesy but it has some fun gore and it makes you not want to eat avocados.
Love the over-the-top exploding body deaths and the goofy straight-out-of-a-1960's-Outer-limits-episode monster. But as a whole this movie is slow and dull, lots of talking with little happening.