Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask, Roger Lodge
1988, 80 Minutes, Directed by: Jim Wynorski
A space vampire comes to Earth for blood, and hires a nurse (Traci Lords) and
a manservant to help him out. But they both uncover that he is not what he seems
and they try and stop him with some help from their friends. —
Remake of a 1957 Roger Corman low-budget quickie of the same title, the only reason anyone
would want to see Not of this Earth is that it stars ex-porn star Traci Lords.
But it isnt one of those movies - although it shares the same cheap
production values, bad acting and awful music. For fans of the delectable miss Lords, Not
of this Earth does find several reasons to show her (and several other big-breasted
bimbo types) in revealing clothing, topless, and in various stages of undress as its plot
The plot incidentally is
about a Blues Brother from another planet who comes to Earth to find blood to
rescue his dying home planet. Of course simply asking us for it isnt part of the
plot - so cue some horror clichés. The thing with Not of this Earth is that one
never really knows whether it is having us on, whether it deliberately tries to fall into
the so shite it is actually good category. Some moments in it are pure Ed Wood. (However, judging from the opening sequence - a montage of
stuntmen in rubber suits no doubt taken from previous Roger Corman epics - wants the
audience to know that it is entering B-Movie territory).
In a strange Mystery Science Theatre 3000 way I found myself enjoying the whole
affair. I suspect that somewhere there is a tongue tucked firmly in someones cheek
and that is how one should view the movie.
Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick: B-movie - be in the right frame of mind,
beer not optional! Pure Roger Corman exploitation pic starring ex-porn star Traci Lords. Lots of beer and
pizza are required while watching . . .