...aka: Naked Space
There were way too many stupid horror parodies made in the early 80s and here's another one to stick on the list-to-avoid along with SATURDAY THE 14TH (1981), WACKO (1981), PANDEMONIUM (1982), NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CLASS REUNION (1982), STUDENT BODIES (1982) and HYSTERICAL (1983). Intended as a parody of ALIEN-style movies in the AIRPLANE mold; this features deadpan genius Leslie Nielsen (spectacularly unfunny here... too bad) as the brain damaged captain of a toy spaceship that picks up a malicious alien visitor. Crazed scientist Dr. Stark (Patrick Macnee) tries to protect a creature that is so cruel it subjects us to a song entitled, "I Want To Eat Your Face," which is incidentally the only dumb laugh I got out of this lifeless parody. In fact, the five-minute-long diner scene from SPACEBALLS has more laughs than this entire feature, which I don't recall ever being out of on DVD (though it has popped up on the tube from time to time). Bruce Kimmel is the one to blame, since he directed, wrote, co-stars and provides the singing voice of the monster.
Also in the cast are Gerrit Graham (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE), Paul Brinegar (1958's HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER), Peter DuPre (EYES OF A STRANGER), Jed Mills, Robert Dryer and Cindy Williams (of Laverne and Shirley TV fame) in the Sigourney Weaver role. It was shot in 1981 but not released until 1983.
Score: 2 out of 10