CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968)

The pilot receives a radio message about a bomb threat against the plane. Co-pilot Sugisaka checks the passengers’ bags for the bomb, which are cleared apart from one man who had no bag. Stewardess Kuzumi opens an unaccompanied suitcase under a bench, finding a rifle. The man pulls a gun on Sugisaka and orders the pilot to fly to Okinawa. He shoots out the plane’s transistor radio just as it was breaking the news about a UFO over Japan with Japanese and US Air Force fighters in pursuit. A luminous object appears in front of the airplane, which passes overhead but knocks out the airplane’s control and causing an engine fire, crashing the plane on an uncharted desert isle.

All passengers are dead apart from Sugisaka, Kuzumi, Mrs. Neal, an American widow; Senator Mano of the Constitutional Democratic Party; weapons exporter Tokiyasu and his wife Noriko; psychiatrist Momotake; space biologist Professor Sagai; and a young man who called in the bomb threat. The hijacker suddenly sits up, grabs Kuzumi and escapes into the jungle, encountering the spaceship. Kuzumi hides, but the hijacker steps into a clearing. A dark blob oozes towards the hijacker, whose forehead is split wide open, causing Kuzumi to scream and pass out.

Sugisaka finds the unconscious Kizumi and carries her back to the plane. Dr. Momotake later hypnotizes her to recount the events in the jungle. The teenager who called in the bomb threat attacks Dr Momotake, who falls off the cliff into the hijacker who then kills him by draining his blood.

As the survivors discuss finding water, a knock at the door is heard. Sugisaka opens it to find the hijacker lying on the ground with a big scar on his forehead. The survivors carry the hijacker inside and dress his wound. Tokiyasu then uses the rifle to force everyone out of the plane and locks himself safely inside, with the hijacker. Right after, Tokiyasu’s screams are heard and the door swings open. Everyone rushes inside to find Tokiyasu dead, drained of all blood. The hijacker appears and carries Noriko off to the spaceship. At sunrise, Noriko is seen standing on a ridge. She speaks, but with the voice of the alien, the Gokemidoro. It is revealed that the Gokemidoro has invaded the earth, intending to eradicate the human race. Noriko then plunges off the ridge, shriveling into a cadaver.

The passengers argue about whether extraterrestrials would invade the earth. Professor Sagai theorizes that the hijacker was turned into a vampire. Mano challenges them to prove there are vampires, causing the others to plan to sacrifice someone to the Goke. The survivors shove the teenager outside as the hijacker slowly advances towards him.. The teenager pulls out the bomb he’s been hiding and threatens to blow up the plane unless they let him back in. They do not and the teenager triggers the bomb, killing himself and blowing a large opening in the airplane, wounding Professor Sagai. Mano runs off with Mrs. Neal. When the hijacker catches up with them, Mano pushes Mrs. Neal to the hijacker to save himself. Neal shoots several times but misses. The hijacker kills her.

Mano escapes back to the plane with the hijacker behind. The remaining survivors leaves the plane to help Mano, but he runs past them, locking the plane door behind him. While Mano watches from inside the plane, Sugisaka tosses a bucket of airplane fuel at the hijacker, then sets him on fire.

The Gokemidoro crawls out of the burning hijacker, creeps in the plane and enters Professor Sagai’s forehead. Sagai drains Mano, then turns to Sugisaka and Kuzumi, who escapes. Sagai follows until he is swept off a hill by a landslide. Sugisaka and Kuzumi keeps running while Sagai goes back to the spaceship. Once there, the Gokemidoro crawls out, reducing Saiga to dust.

Sugisaka and Kuzumi reaches a highway, finding every human in the cars and the city dead. The Gokemidoro informs them that no one will be spared.

In the epilogue, Sugisaka and Kuzumi are wandering on rocky terrain. In orbit around Earth a whole fleet of Gokemidoro spaceships awaits.

Related Posts
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a huge step up from 2018's Venom. Tom Hardy is back as Eddie Brock (and the voice of Venom) and Read more

Two Evil Eyes (1990)

It was the team-up of the century in 1990 when the Italian auteur of excess Dario Argento made this double-feature compendium creeper with DAWN OF THE DEAD helmer George Romero! Read more

To Kill With Intrigue (1977)

The year was 1977 and kung-fu fighting was still blasting out of discotheques, the spectre of Bruce Lee continued to haunt Hong Kong cinema and a young Jackie Chan was Read more

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, The Wind Rises) brings you a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary Read more

The Shanghai 13 (1984)

The Shanghai 13 is from Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms, One Armed Swordsman), and follows a tale of patriots vs. traitors in 1930's Shanghai features Shaw Brothers veterans David Chiang Read more

The Incubus (1981)

Directed by John Hough, The Incubus stars John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Kerrie Keane, and Helen Hughes. It takes place in a quiet New England town that becomes the site of Read more

The House on Tombstone Hill (1988)

Directed by James Riffel, The House on Tombstone Hill stars Mark Zobian, Victor Verhaeghe, Sarah Newhouse, Douglas Gibson. It follows a group of friends who have decided to repair and Read more

The 7th Day (2004)

From master filmmaker Carlos Saura (Cría Cuervos) comes a story of love, betrayal and revenge. Set in the Spanish village of Extremadura, and based on a true account, The 7th Read more

Silent Rage (1982)

Chuck Norris, six time World Karate Champion, stars in his first suspense film, Silent Rage, as the tough, street-fighting sheriff of a small Texas town terrorized by a psychotic killer. Read more

Shakedown aka Blue Jean Cop (1988)

Whatever you do ... don't call the cops! A burned-out legal aid attorney (Peter Weller) reluctantly teams up with a renegade police detective (Sam Elliott) to find the truth behind Read more

Ressha Sentai Toqger Vs Kyoryuger: The Movie (2015)

As 2015 begins, ToQger and Kyoryuger run wild on the big screen! When things get rough, all aboard! A station on the Rainbow Line is swallowed by a mysterious energy Read more

Rendel: Dark Vengeance (2017)

From the mind of visionary writer-director Jesse Haaja, comes the very first full-length superhero film from Finland. A brutal, dark avenger is born when a worldwide corporation known as VALA Read more

Rampant (2018)

Directed by Kim Sung-hoon, Rampant is a South Korean period action zombie film. It follows a lash between exiled prince Lee Chung (Hyun Bin) and the Joseon minister of War Kim Ja-joon Read more

Patlabor: The Movie (1989)

Earth’s sea levels are slowly rising and coastal cities around the world have been forced to resort to drastic measures to keep floods of Biblical proportions at bay. Nowhere has Read more

Outrage Coda (2017)

All the betrayal, double-crossing, and action-filled gun battles of OUTRAGE are back in OUTRAGE CODA, the final chapter of Takeshi Kitano’s acclaimed underworld film series. Five years after surviving the Read more

No Tears For The Dead (2014)

A hit man traumatized from accidentally killing a young girl during a job is given the mission to eliminate her mother and begins the ultimate fight to save her life. Read more

Night of the Creeps (1986)

Fred Dekker's supremely enjoyable throwback chiller Night of the Creeps combines classic horror and sci-fi elements with crazy humour and loving in-jokes. It stars Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, Read more

Mr. Topaze (1961)

Chosen by the British public to be digitised by the BFI in 2016, Peter Sellers directs and stars in this bittersweet character comedy based on a Marcel Pagnol short story. Read more

Monkey Shines (1988)

From writer/director George A. Romero, the man who unleashed Night of the Living Dead, comes Monkey Shines, a terrific psychological thriller that delivers a disturbing message about messing with Mother Read more

Mohawk (2018)

“The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: