Don't Forget To Love, part 15 of 24

Welcome to the Single-Minded Movie Blog advent calendar. Between the 1st and the 24th of December every day will bring you a short post about a film or a TV-show you shouldn't forget to love.

Lifeforce (1985)

You have to wonder about every single decision that went into the making of this film. Who found the novel The Space Vampires and thought "Gee, this'll make a swell film that everyone will love, let's spend a fortune on it"? Who thought it was a good idea to hire the guy who directed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), but was apparently usurped by Spielberg on Poltergeist? Who hired Mathilda May to walk around and pretend she was an alien trapped in a human body? A naked human body, mind you!

Well, whoever made these decisions.... I BOW TO YOU!

Lifeforce is a fantastic film! Part space movie, part alien invasion movie, part zombie movie! All madness, all nonsense, all good! It's full of fantastic '80s visual effects, grotesque special makeup effects, and to top it all off we get long lingering shots of Mathilda May's perfect nude body! Did I mention the epic score by Henry Mancini? This must be what heaven is like (you know, sans the lifeforce-sucking-part).

Lifeforce is a preposterous film on every level. And I love everything about it.

Never forget to love it.

PS: If you don't already know this film, and my mad ranting has somehow convinced you to check it out, be sure to watch the extended version, which runs 116 minutes.


  1. Not to mentioned a bloodi silhuette of Mathilda May from Patrick Stewarts bleed out in the helicopter

  2. An outragous moment for sure! One of many!