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Embryo (1976)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 May 1976 (USA)
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A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho ... See full summary »

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A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further. Written by Anonymous

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From Embryo to woman in 4 and a half weeks.

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An ectogen is a person who was, or is being, gestated in an artificial womb. See more »

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Nonsense but not too boring
18 May 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Nonsensical nonsense but pretty entertaining too. The story is ridiculous with Rock Hudson's character stumbling upon a scientific breakthrough single handed, and having fetuses grow to adulthood with the offspring super-fast learners, highly skilled and super intelligent.

The Doberman which is the first successful offspring is a fabulous character (like the diabolical dog in The Omen.) She is beautifully trained and does some great stunts, and is chilling in other scenes. The second success is Victoria (Barbara Carrera) who - surprise - is a stunning beauty. Carrera is good in the role and creates a believable character.

Diane Ladd provides great support as Rock's cynical sister-in-law/assistant who is suspicious of Victoria and hates the dog! The most chilling (and high camp) scene has Ladd's character who has been staying with Rock's pregnant daughter-in-law, arrive home to the sprawling estate where she lives with Rock (and now Victoria) to rummage through the attic and retrieve a hideous frog-shaped lamp, only to be followed by the snarling dog the entire time. The dog carefully escorts Ladd from the premises, clearly glad to be rid of that horrible lamp.

The opening scenes are rather dull, padded out with Rock endlessly recounting plot exposition into his refrigerator sized reel to reel tape recorder. The film really begins to feel like a TV movie with its tiny cast and few locations. But once Victoria's up and talking (and disrobing) the pace and interest picks up.


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