I must admit it’s been years since I last saw a horror film with a low score and that wasn’t popular with critics that hit me really hard and took me by surprise…
The Terror Within is everything a horror film should be and not just relying on the blood and gore to shock audiences. It’s mainly the concept of the story and the idea that grips you as a viewer and takes you into what will be one of my top 20 most underrated films of the late 80s…
It's the post-apocalypse, and the world has been changed by "the accident," a chemical warfare experiment gone awry. At an isolated subterranean complex, a group of people survives because they were able to get the antidote for the illness. They rescue a surface survivor from the gargoyles, who unfortunately had time to impregnate her, and when the "baby" is born and escapes into the ventilation ducts, they begin experiencing an attrition problem.
The story might kind of remind you of Alien, yes indeed Roger Corman (who produced it) did take the story and the idea but with very little relation. But overall it’s gripping, Exciting, Fun, Scary and anything you could ask for in a horror film. Though a negative I can point out is that a lot of the action happened a bit too fast at the start.
The acting is pretty good despite some flaws and the dialogue isn’t too bad ether, The Special effects are fantastic and the creature designs is just as great, the birthing scene was really disturbing… The set designs are great nothing I can argue with. The music is pretty average.
But overall if you want a great late 80s Sci-Fi / Horror flick I would suggest seeing The Terror Within an underrated Gem from the Era.
Jesse’s The Terror Within Score 85-100%