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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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Dr. Paul Holliston
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Victoria Spencer
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Martha Douglas
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Frank Riley
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Gordon Holliston
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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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Frank Riley: [Stunned during the chess match] Hold on! You've played this game before!
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Exploitation sci-fi with Frankenstein asides
4 December 2002 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

Rock Hudson plays a widowed scientist who runs down a pregnant dog whilst driving in a storm. He manages to save the unborn dog by messing with its genes, and decides that if he can do it with dogs, he can do it with humans. He steals a foetus from the local hospital, and uses it to create a female child. Amazingly, the child grows an incredible rate, and is a near-genius, very beautiful woman within a couple of months. Then, Franken-daddy makes his big mistake... he falls in love with his own creation, and gets her pregnant!

The modern elements of The Bride of Frankenstein sit nicely in this disturbing update. Hudson is OK as the scientist, and Carrera as the female he builds is pretty believable. Roddy McDowall has a funny guest appearance as a chess whiz who gets thrashed at his favourite game by the super-intelligent Carrera.

What I dislike about this movie is that as it goes on, it starts to go for cheap shocks and unpersuasive horror touches, rather than maintaining the accent on the science fiction side of the story. It veers off track and ends up like any old exploitation horror flick of the 60s and 70s. If they could have just stuck by the science fiction, then this would have been a top class film. As it is, it's no better than average. Pity, really!


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