While the central concept obviously lends itself to crass humour, the film actually unfolds as a delightfully quirky comedy.
Tries to pass itself off as self-aware, but in the end it is, disappointingly, a rather vacuous and plodding mess.
The body count is huge, the dialogue abysmal, the story perfunctory at best, yet the enthusiasm ensures it's never tiresome.
While it is often overlooked, it is an effective horror flick with a dark sense of unease that is still incredibly palpable.
Unstrained and anarchic, Lifeforce may not be considered Hooper’s best work, but it’s certainly one of his most wildly entertaining.