37

Almost certainly Howard Hawks' The Thing from Another World (1951), which was remade by John Carpenter as The Thing in 1982. It has the Arctic research base and the stalking monster, which is electrocuted at the end.


32

The thing from Another World? (1951) From IMDb: Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. Wikipedia has the ending being: The team retreat to the station's generator room to keep warm, and an electrical "fly trap" is rigged. The alien attacks again, but at the last moment, ...


21

Feels like The Langoliers from a Stephen King Book On a red eye flight to Boston from LA 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But its like the world is dead. No one is there, the air is ...


11

The creature in Deep Rising is a giant mutant octopus. If you watch the scene in the gallery, Treat Williams actually tells a story about putting a fish in a jar then closing the lid, giving it to an octopus which was able to open the jar and climb in and consume the fish. To which Famke Janssen replies "we're the fish".


10

This seems to be the very obscure sci-fi thriller Hyper Space (AKA The Black Forest: Rage in Space, AKA Space Rangers) from 1989. From Encyclopedia.com: Six people awaken from cryogenic sleep to discover that their spaceship has become marooned lightyears from earth and only a single passenger shuttle is available to get someone home. Naturally, everyone ...


8

If you turn the bus into a station wagon, this is exactly one of the scenes from Men In Black (1997, Tommy Lee Jones as Agent J, Will Smith as Agent K, Rip Torn as Agent Zed; also Vince D'Onofrio as Edgar/The Bug) -- new agent K gets roped into delivering (well, catching) a baby from an octopoid mother, while the family is illegally fleeing New York; during ...


8

Alien Lover (1975)? From IMDb: An orphaned teenager becomes involved with an alien who was beamed to Earth from another galaxy in a TV signal. Is the alien a dream come true or a harbinger of doom? The movie is on YouTube (see below), relevant timestamps: 35'45, curious cat; fried cat at 38'52; 1'04'10, the trapped-in-TV son screaming "Motheeeeer" (...


7

This is Kung Fu Hustle. In 1940s Shanghai, petty crooks Sing and Bone aspire to join the notorious Axe Gang, which rules the town with an iron fist under the leadership of cold-blooded Brother Sum. One day, the two visit the run down Pigsty Alley claiming to be Axe Gang members, and attempt to threaten the residents before being chased off by the slum's ...


7

The OP posted this comment: It turned out to be Basket Case 3. Thanks for your suggestion though! I think this is the relevant scene (from Wikipedia synopsis): With Hal incapacitated Belial is drugged to calm him down and the birth of his and Eve's twelve children is overseen by Little Hal, Hal and Granny Ruth's multi-armed and blob-like prodigy son. ...


6

As far as I can tell, the company that was involved in making the film (MOONTRAP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) had a legal argument with the company funding the production; SGE ENTERTAINMENT in which they were accused of having improperly distributed to its principals, funds that were designated for the payment of production expenses. and that as a result of ...


6

Borrowed from Yahoo Answers (3 years ago - looks like it's since been removed from Wikipedia): Courtesy of Wikipedia: It is revealed that the ship has become infested by creatures that resemble giant worms, which swallow and digest their prey alive. Canton speculates that they are members of the Ottoia family of deep-sea worms which have evolved to ...


6

Could this be The Twilight People from 1972? This is the only "Island of Dr. Moreau" rip-off/tribute I can think of that had any flying type creature in it. It also has a scientist who is experimenting with animal/human hybrids, he has a lab in a mountain? or volcano and it takes place on an island.


6

This is the TV movie Alien Cargo (1999). The computer's name is actually Shoshoni. In a time when interplanetary shipping is routine, poor judgment is a fatal error. The crew of the Solar System Shipping shipping vessel number 17 runs in shifts. When the second shift awakens from hyper-sleep almost ten months after their scheduled time, they find the ship ...


6

There is Lifepod, a made-for-TV movie from 1993, an science fiction homage to Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat. The timing fits, if it was being shown early this century; moreover, if I had to guess when Lifepod was made, based just on the visual appearance, I would say it looks like something from the 1980s. The plot summary, per Wikipedia: On Christmas Eve ...


5

This is Interceptor Force (1999). In the near future, the government has created an elite team of soldiers specially trained in the event of a hostile alien encounter. A multi-national force of the world's best, they are known as the Interceptor Force. A covert early warning satellite network tracks an object crash landing in a town in the Pacific ...


5

This is probably Robert Rodriguez's Shorts In a gambit that seems designed to amuse the filmmaker more than his audience, the story is divided into five "shorts," which are presented out of order. The central character is grade-schooler Toby "Toe" Thompson (Jimmy Bennett), who lives with his overworked parents (Leslie Mann and Jon Cryer) and disdainful ...


4

There is Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968), which involves people crashed in a crater, with their ruined airplane. At about 1:08 in the video, one character's face (not chest) splits open and glowing ooze comes out.


4

"Alien Apocalypse" (2005 TV movie) It sounds similar to this movie that was shown on the old Sci-Fi channel and had aliens that looked like praying mantises. The scene with an alien biting off the head of a human occurs at about 1:42 of the trailer/clip video from YouTube posted below.


4

Demon in the Bottle (1996)? Here is the plot synopsis from IMDb.com: Four teenagers find a lost treasure buried by a 18th century pirate on a desert island. But they accidentally release the monster who lives inside a bottle, keeping the treasure Here is the complete movie from YouTube, the scene with the boy finding out that the words said to the ...


3

This is possibly, The Haunted, a 1991 TV movie. The plot summary from Wikipedia identifies three spirits: The Smurl family move into their new home on Chase Street only to find that it is plagued with three spirits and a demon. The demon wants to destroy their family and they are constantly desperate until they find the Warren family to get rid of them. ...


3

I'm curious as well, but I found one possible source for the creatures design.


3

Joe, I have been looking for this movie off and on for the past few years. And thanks to your better description, I have finally found it! Make no mistake, this is the one. And it's pretty bad, too! (haha) YouTube is your friend. It's Alive! (1969)


3

All of this is exactly the movie "Project X" (Wikipedia article) except for one thing. The antagonists are Chinese, not Japanese. A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so ...


3

It's Survivor (1998), but the summary is incorrect in IMDB. You can view the Russian trailer for this movie (marketed as "from the creators of the mega-blockbuster DNA (1997)" :-) ) here. A summary from one of the IMDB reviews: After mankind moved into space, the old planet Earth is forgotten, a polluted wasteland where only expelled prisoners still ...


3

I was working on a review of Moontrap and doing my research for the piece, I came across your question. A German video label will be releasing Moontrap on blu ray and DVD in March of this year. I don't know about the status of the region coding on the discs but i must caution that this video label likes to upscale their releases so you'll probably end up ...


2

Could this be "Latitude Zero" (1969)? The plot involves people being rescued and brought to a base in a mountain on an island by a submarine. Here is part of the plot synopsis from Wikipedia that describes the gryphon type creature and the brain transplants. Latitude Zero is a paradise hidden fifteen miles below the surface at the intersection of the ...


1

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), based (loosely) on the book of the same name. Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought. Throughout the film are brief sequences of his wife and children back on his home planet, ...


1

"The Unknown Terror" (1957)? Here is a plot summary from IMDb. A woman leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find her long-lost brother, but instead finds a mad scientist who has created a fungus monster that feeds on the local inhabitants. Here is the complete movie from YouTube.


1

Well finally found some dialogues of the movie -- Canton: [Captain Atherton has just been eaten by one of the monsters] I'm beginning to fear that our friends here may be some kind of strange off-shoot of the Archaea Ottoia family. Pantucci: The Ottoia family? To think I was startin' to worry. Canton: These creatures are actually part of a ...


1

It seems to be something invented entirely for the film, albeit inspired by bobbit worms and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The "Ottoia" references Canton pulls out of thin air are a red herring, and it can't be an actual cephalopod because they don't have mouths in their tentacles, don't drain their prey's fluids, have pupils in their eyes, and have beaks ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible