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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Blu-ray Review: "Species" (1995)

    A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress (Natasha Henstridge) before she successfully mates with a human.

    The film was conceived by writer Dennis Feldman in 1987 while working on "Real Men", another alien story; he had recently achieved success with "The Golden Child". The "Species" story was originally pitched in the style of a police procedural called "The Message". For whatever reason, "Message" ...
  2. Master of Horror Peter Medak Breathes Life into "Species II"

    An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil (Natasha Henstridge) to track the monster down.

    The first film became a cult favorite mostly because of the excessive nudity, near as I can tell. The plot was pretty straightforward and it does not stand out as one of those films that needed multiple sequels and its own franchise. And yet, here we are.
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