director Charles Band
You kind of have to admire the ambition of Charles Band’s Parasite. It’s a sci-fi horror film originally released in 3-D and made on a budget of apparently two bucks.
There is a lot of backstory here, a complex post-apocalyptic near future in which the haves control the suburbs and the have-nots live in more deserted regions. Throw into this the titular Parasite, a genetically engineered creature that eventually gets some moments of cheap but pleasing FX.
It’s cheap and it’s bad, but it’s also kind of enjoyable. A very young Demi Moore is on display, very pretty and very Eighties. Though Moore’s appearance is often noted, the film also features The Runnaways’ Cherie Currie in a smaller role.
This was the 2nd film in my suckfest double feature, alongside 1960’s The Leech Woman, and I have to say the night sucked just fine, thank you.
And the poster is pretty awesome.