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Abductions are complex series of events and procedures directed by the abductors to passive or controlled abductees. In a typical or common abductions, humans are taken out of their normal environment by aliens. The people are rendered passive and cannot resist.
A form of Body Horror common in alien-invasion plots. Aliens, rather than invading in their own form, insert themselves into usually unwilling humans, whereupon they completely take over the host's body, suppress their will, and generally make them not themselves. They generally do this because their natural form is some kind of grub or other not-very-formidable state.
But what about the sci-fi films of the s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century. So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, with a few films falling somewhere in between
The Alien Xenomorph is the ultimate sci-fi chimera, incorporating multiple real-world biological horrors in its phantasmagoric form. Anton Jessup considers the creature's facehugger stage, the questions it raises about reproduction and a possible real-world counterpart in the aquatic ragworm. Anton Jessup - Monster Science.
Oliver Lyttelton. Storytellers, perhaps inspired by the fizzling out of the hippie counter-culture, the still-dragging-on war in Vietnam and post-Watergate disillusionment, began to look at the future in a somewhat darker, more idiosyncratic way than had been the case before, shifting focus to recurring themes of environmental disaster, utopias gone sour, and the end of all things. The result is one of the most distinctive and self-contained periods of sci-fi movies in the history of cinema, one where the films proved weirder, more distinctive and trippier than at almost any other time.
Those are alien tropes we repurpose and extend. In the film co-written by Mitchell with Philippa Gosletta trio of fifteen-year-old punk boys crash an alien house party-ritual. A slight story allows you to pile things on top of it.
Valentine's day is coming up, which means it's time to get romantic with your alien loved one. But how exactly do you do the deed with someone whose DNA comes from the other side of the galaxy? How do you negotiate differing erogenous zones and the possibility that your lover may want to eat you after the act? Read our handy primer on getting down and dirty with a member of an extraterrestrial species.