Galaxy of Terror/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Unit director James Cameron got maggots to wriggle on a severed arm by passing an electric current through it, impressing a couple of producers and earning him his next job. And so a career was born.
- Set dresser on this film was Bill Paxton before he took to acting. He was employed by the film's art director, future frequent collaborator James Cameron.
- A clip of this movie is on "The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made" DVD Region 1 NTSC.
- Originally, Taaffe O'Connell's character was supposed to be attacked and eaten by the giant worm. The change to her being raped by it was a last minute decision by the director. While she didn't object to doing nudity, she was upset by the fact that the set and the slime that she had to be coated with were both freezing the day of the shoot.