Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror
Planet of Horrors
Quest

Nomination Year: 1997
SYNOPSIS:  The Master, a shadowy, nigh-omnipotent being, is the leader of the Galaxy. He sends a team of space-rangers to investigate an enigmatic pyramid which has appeared on a distant planet. Once there, the team finds itself trapped. Inside the pyramid, each crew member has to face his/her worst fear made manifest, and all but three perish: the team leader (Edward Albert), the cook (Ray Walston), and the gadget-master (Robert Englund). At the center of the pyramid, it is revealed that the cook is in actuality the Master in disguise. The entire mission was a test created to groom the Master's successor -- and it worked. The team leader kills the Master and takes on his powers and persona.

Most Ludicrous Premise

All Will Be Revealed...If You Make It to the End of the Movie
I had to watch this film about six times before I could glean the above synopsis from it. And I'm still not sure about all the details. Pretty much all of it was revealed after a long, convoluted rest-of-the-movie. This clip, the final scene, was hardly anything other than minutes and minutes of exposition: the very hallmark of a confusing film. It's Roger Corman. Need I say more? Kids, don't try this at home.

"Alas, Poor Yorick"

Crystal Guy Gets Iced
One of the crew is a mean-looking weapons-master who specializes in a shuriken-like crystal blade. He triggers a trap which causes his own arm to turn against him and try to kill him. He tries to stop it with his other arm, but it's no use: he's too strong. In a last, desperate move, he uses his weapon to cut off his own arm. *Whew* that was close. But still no good. The severed arm picks up the dropped crystal and throws it through his chest.

The authorities later ruled this a suicide, since he died by his own hand.

Worst Picture

All Will Be Revealed...If You Make It to the End of the Movie
I had to watch this film about six times before I could glean the above synopsis from it. And I'm still not sure about all the details. Pretty much all of it was revealed after a long, convoluted rest-of-the-movie. This clip, the final scene, was hardly anything other than minutes and minutes of exposition: the very hallmark of a confusing film. It's Roger Corman. Need I say more? Kids, don't try this at home.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Edward Albert Son of Eddie Albert of Green Acres fame. Sadly, not as talented as dad. 
Erin Moran "Joanie" from Happy Days 
Ray Walston "Uncle Martin" from My Favorite Martian 
Robert Englund "Freddie Kreuger" 
Sid Haig  
Director Claim to Fame
Bruce D. Clark  
Peter Manoogian AD or 2nd unit director on such Smithee "classics" as Fear City, Metalstorm: the Destruction of Jared Syn, Parasite, and Galaxy of Terror 

Bryan Cassidy

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