Perhaps dissatisfied with director Jim Wynorski's lackluster 1988 remake, schlock king Roger Corman has overseen a new production of his 1957 camp classic NOT OF THIS EARTH. Aside from a few technical, sexual, and thematic elements unattainable in 1957, this new version remains faithful
to the tone of the original.
Paul Johnson (Michael York), while appearing human, is an alien from a distant planet, sent to Earth in search of a cure for the rare blood disease threatening his homeland. Johnson discovers that human blood temporarily ameliorates his illness; he attacks people by burning their eyes and draining
them dry. Seeking a better solution, Johnson uses min...