ABC Film Challenge – Horror – X – Xtro (1982) Movie Review

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport

Writer: Harry Bromley Davenport, Iain Cassie, Michel Parry, Robert Smith (Screenplay)

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d’Abo, Simon Nash, Peter Mandell

Plot: An alien creature impregnates a woman who gives birth to a man that was abducted by aliens three years ago. The man reconnects with his wife and son for a sinister purpose.

Tagline – A brutal excursion in terror

Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Xtro starts when a young boy Tony (Nash) believes his father vanished in flash of a light, while his mother Rachel (Stegers) believe he just walked out on them.

When Tony starts suffering nightmares, his father Sam (Sayer) returns, but he is different this time around, having a much darker purpose for returning.

Thoughts on Xtro

ThoughtsXtro is a horror sci-fi movie that will dive into the mystery about what might have happened around an alien abduction and return. It will tend to avoid the basic discussion, turning into the idea that the unexplained will start to be taken over, while giving us some truly wacky sequences when it comes to the kills. This is a movie that is considered a cult classic and you can see why, people are going to be able to have a lot of fun with just how crazy things get in this one. The effects are very good through the film, being everything you would expect in the 1980s.

Final Thoughts Xtro is everything you want to see in a cult classic.

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