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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populous.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 5.9/10 (7,453 voted)

Tobe Hooper

Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth

A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.

Writers: Colin Wilson, Dan O'Bannon


Steve Railsback

Col. Tom Carlsen

Peter Firth

Col. Colin Caine

Frank Finlay

Dr. Hans Fallada

Mathilda May

Space Girl

Patrick Stewart

Dr. Armstrong

Michael Gothard

Dr. Bukovsky

Nicholas Ball

Roger Derebridge

Aubrey Morris

Sir Percy Heseltine

Nancy Paul

Ellen Donaldson

John Hallam


John Keegan


Chris Jagger

First Vampire

(as Christopher Jagger)

Bill Malin

Second Vampire

Jerome Willis


Derek Benfield


In outer space they unleashed a force more evil than the world had ever imagined!.. [UK Theatrical]

Release Date: 21 June 1985

Filming Locations: Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon, London, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Opening Weekend: $4,209,136
(23 June 1985)
(1 Screen)

Gross: $11,603,545
(28 July 1985)

Technical Specs


(edited version)

Did You Know?


An up-close look at the ribbons and medals on the U.S. Air Force uniform Steve Railsback wore reveals his character, Colonel Carlsen, is a Vietnam War veteran.


Revealing mistakes:
The laser torch Carlsen uses burns open the plastic bag around the bat creature and sets it on fire but doesn't affect the rope of the specimen bag.


Dr. Bukovsky:
Also, the Churchill's escape pod is missing.

Colonel Colin Caine:
What's that mean, did someone escape?

User Review

Calm down,people!


Holy mackerel! From the comments I've read so far,you would think Tobe
Hooper and Cannon were trying to remake "The Magnificent Ambersons"or some
other "classic of the cinema"!I personally believe they set out to provide
an entertaining picture for public consumption,and as far as I'm concerned
,that's exactly what they accomplished.After wearing out my VHS copy,I had
to buy the DVD,which is even better in WIDESCREEN….plus I can hit the ZOOM
and see Mathilda May much better!
Exciting story,great cast(Railsback always one of my faves,PLUS
Firth,Stewart,Gothard,etc.).Someone commented about "cheesy effects"…are
you kiddin'?The special effects in this picture are much better than the
overdone computer junk you see nowadays.Of course,this is an 80's
picture…no one has enough imagination to make a movie like this