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A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

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A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Combustión espontánea  »

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Tobe Hooper:  man with his back to the camera, lighting a cigar, when Sam enters the rest room at the restaurant. See more »

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The position of the syringe stuck in Lisa, changes. See more »

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I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE
Performed by The Ink Spots
Courtesy of MCA Records
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I thought Tobe Hooper did good stuff.
23 March 2009 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I tried as hard as I could to sit all the way through this irritating mess, but I just couldn't do it. Brad Dourif absolutely sucked as the lead and all the supporting cast were only marginally worse.

The whole thing is just ludicrous, from the awful acting to the laughable FX to the stupid plot.

Complete waste of time; don't bother. Root Canal therapy would be more enjoyable. Bamboo slivers under the fingernails would be a lot more pleasant.

Watching a Uwe Boll movie would be only a little worse than this. Get the idea?


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