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Metamorphosis (1990)

Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Lebrock ...
Dr. Peter Houseman (as Gene Le Brock)
Catherine Baranov ...
Sally Donnelly
...
Dr. Mike Lester
David Wicker ...
Willy Carson
Jason Arnold ...
Tommy
Stephen Brown ...
Professor Lloyd
Tom Story ...
Professor Huston
...
Patricia Kelly
Wally Doyle ...
Inspector
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Prostitute
Serina Steinberg ...
Patricia's friend
Wayne Potrafka ...
Old professor
Tim Wright ...
Hopkins
Allison Stokes ...
Alice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Wade Morton ...
Doctor Owen
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Storyline

Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened by his skeptical benefactors, the doctor takes a desperate measure to justify his work. He administers the serum to himself, but the results are unexpected and horrendous. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Witness the Change!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

7 August 1990 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

DNA formula letale  »

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ITL 600,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

For the shot of the needle piercing Peter's eye, a pigs eye was used. See more »

Goofs

Shadow visible in two scenes. See more »

Quotes

Hopkins: What was it?
Old professor: A nightmare... from the past!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Attack of the Gouda Cheese Monster...
23 July 2006 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

All the elements for a bad night at the movies are in place: dialog riddled with biological techno-babble, chintzy sets, balsa-wood acting, a horrific late-'80s Casio score, and an overall look that suggests anything on the Sci-Fi Channel's programming schedule, circa 1993. Though "Metamorphosis" starts off with a lot of promise, the film unravels into bland idiocy and MST3K-style cheese as Clark Kent wannabe 'Doctor' Peter Houseman (Gene LeBrock) is pressured into releasing information on his secretive projects. But when he tests his vague experiment on himself, he transforms into a vaguely-defined creature (that bears more than a passing resemblance to 'Dr. Freudstein' from "House by the Cemetery"). The FX work is fairly good for such an obviously low-budget production (though I suspect most of it is kept in shadow for a reason), but overall, "Metamorphosis" leaves a bad retro aftertaste in your guts, in spite of its hopes to sway us otherwise. I can't help but agree with one character's closing remark: "(It was) A nightmare...from the past!"


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