The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

Caught in the Act (1 Jul. 1995)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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A bashful woman gets possessed by an incorporeal alien that feeds on sexual energy. A series of killings starts. Her boyfriend, his scientist friend and a skeptical cop try find a way to stop the alien without killing her in the process.

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12 March 2014 | Hitchcoc
| Somewhat Provocative but Overall Pretty Uninspired
This has a somewhat interesting setup, but the logic that follows just never seems to work. The plot has to do with a virginal young college student and her boyfriend. They are waiting until they are married to have sex. One night after they have been together, he leaves, and a very phallic artifact comes through her ceiling, sticking to the floor. When she investigates, a green, ghostly thing is released and clamps itself over her face. She is now transformed into a sex starved vamp. She seduces men and when they are engaged, she absorbs them, literally. Apparently, she has to continue to find more victims (like "The Wasp Woman" or the plant in "The Little Shop of Horrors") to feed her voracious appetite. Of course, it's not her; its the thing commanding her body. The episode continues with the boyfriend/biology TA trying to figure things out. He has found the strange object and takes it to his boss professor who analyzes it. Meanwhile, our young man is taken into custody as the jealous murderer of the missing victims. What happens at the end is so hokey as to be laughable. See it and draw your own conclusions. Other than the obviously voyeuristic things, I'm not sure what there is to recommend this.

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