A 1985 British sci-fi horror directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O’Bannon and Don Jakoby. The film stars Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May and Patrick Stewart. It is based on the 1976 novel by Colin Wilson The Space Vampires.
FILMED IN BRITAIN
Christchurch, Hampshire (street scenes) Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London (Army Base Blackheath) Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon, London Bushey, Hertfordshire. Elstree, Hertfordshire London. The Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Herts.
When a space mission involving American and British astronauts encounters an alien craft, the humanoids within are brought aboard the shuttle. Back on Earth, one of the extraterrestrials, who appears to be a gorgeous woman (Mathilda May), proceeds to suck the life force out of various Londoners, turning the town into a city of roaming half-dead people. When Tom Carlsen (Steve Railsback), a surviving astronaut, realizes what is happening, he sets out to stop the ruthless alien presence.