The Film: Lifeforce (1985)
The Vamp: Tobe Hooper directed this tale a mysterious space lady (Mathilda May) and two friends who are retrieved from a derelict spaceship. She spends a chunk of the running time naked, which was perpetually fascinating to trouser-trembling lads of a certain age. What? Shut up!
Why Are They Weird? Aside from the outer space origin, the sexy life-sucker’s victims end up more like zombies, except every two hours they go hunting to human energy themselves.
Eventually, it all ends up in her ship. Species’ Natasha Henstridge would be proud of her ambition. And her nudity.
Fangs for the trivia: Colin Wilson, on whose novel the film was based, wasn’t a fan. “John Fowles once told me that the film of The Magus was the worst movie ever made,” he once said. “After seeing Lifeforce I sent him a postcard telling him that I had gone one better." Did he not like the nud… (That’s enough about the nudity – Ed).