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Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, ... See full summary »

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John Hollins
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Dr. Phillip Lloyd
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Melissa Leftridge
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Sharon Raymond
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Amanda Hollins
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Hart Phillips
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Brad Baxter
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Cindy Russell
Bunky Jones ...
Nell Valentine (as Bunki Z)
Charles Grueber ...
Harry
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Dr. Stone
Edgar Small ...
Dr. Larson
Jim Boeke ...
Jackson (as James Boeke)
Randy Harrington ...
Paramedic
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Porsche Driver (as Ben Perry)
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Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with some of John's friends they go to Amanda's house, but none are prepared for what they find there. Written by Ghost <sga@iconz.co.nz>

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John's got a half brother... half human... half something else! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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16 July 1987 (Australia)  »

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$2,407,024 (USA)
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A house with all sorts of secrets.
7 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

One of the secrets is that the film does not have all that much of a plot to it. So do not try to analyze it, or figure out what is wrong with the picture. It is a "b" movie to be sure, but a somewhat good "b" movie as it were. The story has a son trying to fulfill his mother's wish of destroying her life's work at the home she used to live with, she had just woken from a coma. So the son is off along with some science type friends to look into the mystery's surrounding his mother's request. Surprisingly when you write it out it does sound like a good plot and maybe it is not all that bad, but for the most part once they arrive at the house the film becomes your typical horror movie about monsters. Though I do love the setting of the old house and the basement stuff, the movie kind of reminds me of a combination of two Stuart Gordon movies "Re-animator" and "From Beyond" without being as good as either of them. Still the monsters look pretty good and there are some rather good kills, the plot is rather ignored after a certain point, but with death and mayhem I can live without plot. I would like to see this movie again someday as it has been awhile since I last saw it, but from what I remember not the best movie in the world, but it kept me entertained.


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