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The Kindred (1987)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  16 July 1987 (Australia)
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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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$2,407,024 (USA)
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The Kindred is an exciting blend of Horror and Sci-fi!
23 February 1999 | by (Princeton Jct. NJ) – See all my reviews

With a combination of gross-out effects and a solid, yet campy, screenplay Kindred delivers plenty of horror for your rental dollar. With a screenplay written in part by Psycho scribe Joseph Stefano and a wonderfully over the top Rod Steiger (who seems to be auditioning for Brando's part in Island Of Dr. Moreau, Kindred tells the story of a science experiment that went too far. A strong supporting cast helps round out the film. Most memorable is Kim Hunter (of Planet of The Apes fame) as the creator of 'Anthony' a hybrid who isn't much, but occasionally reveals his tentacles to kill a dog or eat a watermelon. The special effect highlight of the film is Melissa's (Amanda Pays) transformation into a fish-like monster.


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