Star Hunter (1995) from Tuna, data added by Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Star Hunter (1995) is a straight to vid from the Co-King of Grade C films, Fred Olen Ray. (His partner in Kingship is Jim Wynorski.)

Here's a look at the Fredster's career, based on the films with enough votes for IMDb ratings. Based on the IMDb scores, the films are ranked from highest to lowest, and divided into thirds. Note that an execrable score of 3.44 is enough to make the top third of Ray's career.

  1. (4.05) - Shooter, The (1997)
  2. (3.86) - Armed Response (1986)
  3. (3.76) - Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)
  4. (3.74) - Fugitive Mind (1999) (V)
  5. (3.74) - Friend of the Family II (1996)
  6. (3.58) - Critical Mass (2000)
  7. (3.53) - Counter Measures (1998)
  8. (3.53) - Deep Space (1987)
  9. (3.53) - Phantom Empire, The (1986)
  10. (3.53) - Inferno (1997)
  11. (3.46) - Venomous (2001)
  12. (3.44) - Sideshow (2000)
  13. (3.42) - Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold (1995)
  14. (3.42) - Bikini Hoe-Down (1997) (V)
  15. (3.41) - Air Rage (2001) (V)
  16. (3.38) - Prison Ship (1984)
  17. (3.36) - Beverly Hills Vamp (1988)
  18. (3.33) - Haunting Fear (1991)
  19. (3.33) - Bikini Drive-In (1995)
  20. (3.29) - Mach 2 (2001)
  21. (3.27) - Dinosaur Island (1994)
  22. (3.24) - Droid Gunner (1995)
  23. (3.24) - Submerged (2000)
  24. (3.24) - Cyclone (1987)
  25. (3.23) - Invisible Mom (1997) (V)
  26. (3.18) - Mob Boss (1990) (V)
  27. (3.06) - Prophet, The (1999/I)
  28. (3.05) - Inner Sanctum (1991)
  29. (3.04) - Alienator (1989)
  30. (3.02) - Invisible Dad (1997) (V)
  31. (2.98) - Possessed by the Night (1994)
  32. (2.97) - Hybrid (1997)
  33. (2.97) - Active Stealth (1999)
  34. (2.87) - Evil Toons (1992)
  35. (2.66) - Alien Dead (1980)
  36. (2.60) - Final Examination (2003) (V)
  37. (2.47) - Masseuse (1996)

Star Hunter is rated 2.3, so if it had enough votes, it would be the very lowest rated film from an especially low rated career.

Here's the formula, if you want to try it at home:

  • Take a $50.00 budget, two out-of-work former stars (Roddy McDowell and Stella Stevens), and a young woman willing to show a breast.

  • Get the cute chick out of her bra in a bedroom before anything starts, and then kill off Stevens quickly, because the budget won't permit her to be in more than a single day of shooting, even at the "washed up grade B star" rate.

  • Borrow some robots and some space ship sets, and an old warehouse for your setting.


Wendy Schumacher is the designated breast-barer.

Voila! You're on you way to your own private Citizen Kane.

It goes down something like this:

Some kids are coming back from a football game because there wasn't room for them on the team bus. They get lost. They become the hunted in The Most Dangerous Game, with the space thing as the hunter.

Mind you, this is an intergalactic fugitive who escaped from prison, and hunting life-forms is his thing. He has super weapons, nearly impenetrable defenses, and regenerates when he is wounded. Indeed, he has no trouble disposing of some cops when they join the party.

He is no match for this group of teenagers, however, as they foil him (literally) with tinfoil and other clever devices.

Heard enough? Me too.

Even at 2.3, it is highly overrated at IMDb, and the DVD quality is commensurate with the story quality. Avoid this at all costs.

The Critics Vote ...

The People Vote ...

The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is an F.

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