The Intruder Within (1981)

Genres - Drama, Horror, Thriller  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This made-for-TV Alien clone is set entirely on an offshore oil platform, whose drilling crew inadvertently penetrates a pocket of dormant prehistoric eggs -- as well as the nest's very active, toothy guardian. The slithering little beastie takes up hiding aboard the rig and puts the bite on several crew members, who become infected with a malevolent virus. One such carrier rapes a female driller, who soon gives birth to a bipedal reptile-man (bearing a more than passing resemblance to H.R. Giger's Alien designs). Excellent production values and some effective shocks manage to disguise the film's overall lack of originality, and the Jim Cummins creature designs are fairly sophisticated for man-in-suit monsters.



alien [not human], monster, oil-rig, sea