Galaxy of Terror is a 1981 science fiction horror film produced by Roger Corman through New World Pictures and directed by Bruce D. Clark. It was distributed by United Artists. It stars Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Taaffe O’Connell and Robert Englund.
Hell has just been relocated on a distant planet called Morganthus. The spaceship Quest is sent to the desolate to the horror planet to retrieve the crashed survivors of a downed spacecraft. Upon landing the Quest is damaged and needs its own repairs unbeknownst to them they will never leave the planet anyway due to an electromagnetic field. The crew decides to break up as one team stays to fix the ship – while the other group goes to explore for survivors.
When the other ship is found they find it to be a scene of a bloody massacre. A little later a giant pyramid is found, and it is discovered that it is the source of that pyramid that caused the ships to crash on the planet. It is also discovered the horrors that are manifesting themselves are being created and materializing by the crew members themselves which creates the gruesome murders.
We find out in the end the pyramid is nothing more than a game – just an ancient child’s play toy deciding life and death, and that a new successor from the Quest will take over as the Master of Games in this Galaxy of Terror on this horror planet.
A New World Pictures release starring Erin Moran (she will always love Chachi).