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The Kindred (1987)

A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother, before a mad scientist gets to him first.
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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
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Nell Valentine (as Bunki Z)
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Harry
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Dr. Stone
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Dr. Larson
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Jackson (as James Boeke)
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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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29 May 1987 (Sweden)  »

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$2,407,024 (USA)
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Worth a watch, cool monster
21 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is not the best around but is certainly worth a watch. The monster itself is very cool, it is like a hybrid of Alien and the monster from The Suckling. In fact the reason I got this film is because it looked similar to The Suckling. The story and characters take a while to develop which does get a bit boring, and it takes a while before the monster arrives on the scene. But it's worth the wait. The bit where the monster pokes a claw through the floorboards and the dog starts barking at it had me in hysterics. Rod Steiger, who was another reason I got this film (I thought he was amazing in American Gothic) was OK but not up to his usual standards. There's some cool special effects like when the monster pokes one of its tentacles through the skin of a woman, but they are used very little.


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