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Main Details

  • Released in 1985
  • Color
  • Running Time: 116 min | USA: 101 min (edited version)
  • Production Co: Golan-Globus Productions | Easedram Limited | London-Cannon Films
  • Distribution Co: Cannon Group, The (1985) (USA) (theatrical) | TriStar Pictures (1985) (USA) (theatrical) | Cannon-City Distribution (1985) (Netherlands) (theatrical) | Cannon Group, The (1985) (UK) (theatrical) | Adams Filmi (1985) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Tobe Hooper
  • Written by Colin Wilson, Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby, Michael Armstrong, Olaf Pooley
  • Starring Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard, Nicholas Ball
  • Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, Michael J. Kagan
  • Original Music by Henry Mancini
  • Cinematography by Alan Hume
  • Film Editing by John Grover

Plot Summary

  • A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Also Known As

  • Fuerza siniestra (Mexico / Peru)
  • Space Vampires (Italy)/ USA (working title)
  • Životna sila (Serbia)
  • Életerő (Hungary)
  • Ödesdiger kontakt (Finland)
  • As Forças do Universo (Portugal)
  • Força Sinistra (Brazil)
  • Formacje zycia (Poland)
  • Fuerza Maldita (Argentina)
  • Gymni apeili (Greece)
  • L'étoile du mal (Belgium)
  • Lifeforce - Die tödliche Bedrohung (Germany)
  • Lifeforce - Fuerza vital (Spain)
  • Lifeforce - L'étoile du mal (France)
  • Livsfarlig invasion (Denmark)
  • Rymdens vampyrer (Sweden)
  • Space Intruders (USA)
  • Tappava yhteys (Finland)
  • Vampires from Outer Space (UK)
  • Yasam savasi - Uzay vampirleri (Turkey)


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