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Writers:
Michael Carmody (story)
Brent V. Friedman (screenplay)
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Product of science - nightmare from hell
Plot:
A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "supersoldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators. | Add synopsis »
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Back Catalogue #1 - Synapse Films
 (From Fangoria. 29 April 2009, 1:43 PM, PDT)

DVD Review: Syngenor
 (From Twitch. 10 November 2008, 7:47 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Starr Andreeff ... Susan Valentine
Mitchell Laurance ... Nick Cary
David Gale ... Carter Brown
Charles Lucia ... Stan Armbrewster
Riva Spier ... Paula Gorski

Jeff Doucette ... David Greenwait
Bill Gratton ... Lt. Leo Rosselli

Lewis Arquette ... Ethan Valentine

Jon Korkes ... Tim Calhoun
Melanie Shatner ... Bonnie Brown
Kenneth Zavayna ... Sam Krebs (as Ken Zavayna)

Roy Fegan ... Donnie
Julie Kris ... Candy

Kate Romero ... Brandy
Christopher Burgard ... Scott
Kathryn Noble ... Receptionist
Merritt Yohnka ... Guard
Tim Trella ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin M. Glover ... Syngenor
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Directed by
George Elanjian Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Carmody  story
Brent V. Friedman  screenplay

Produced by
William G. Dunn .... line producer
Marcel R. Elanjian .... executive producer
Jack F. Murphy .... producer
Eldon Nygaard .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Chase 
Steve Rucker 
 
Cinematography by
James Mathers 
 
Film Editing by
Ellen Keneshea 
 
Casting by
Michael Cutler 
Cathy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
R. Clifford Searcy 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Cramer 
 
Costume Design by
Rhona Meyers 
 
Production Management
Patricia Mastorakos .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred H. Dresch .... first assistant director
John W. Hyde Jr. .... second second assistant director
Kelly Kiernan .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Sollars .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Theresa Burkett .... special effects
Yancy Calzada .... special effects
William Malone .... creature design
Margaret Prentice .... special effects (as Margaret Beserra)
Mark Williams .... special makeup effects
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Arpin .... optical effects
Austin McKinney .... special effects camera operator
Dennis Skotak .... visual effects consultant
Robert Skotak .... visual effects consultant
 
Stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Godwin .... assistant camera
Anita Ingle .... still photographer
Geza Sinkovics .... camera operator: second unit
 
Animation Department
Michael Hyatt .... rotoscope artist (as Mike Hyatt)
 
Editorial Department
Amy Tompkins .... first assistant editor
Norman R. Walker .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stephen C. Marston .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Laurel Fest .... script supervisor
Lucienne Lane .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
The composers were recommended by William Malone.See more »
Quotes:
Carter Brown:Hold me, please hold me.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Re-Animator (1985)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Groom Of Re-animator..., 7 May 2001

For those who enjoyed David Gale in RE-ANIMATOR (and who didn't??) it would seem that SYNGENOR (that is SYNthesized GENetic ORganism) is required viewing. Hell, Gale even injects himself (IN THE NECK!!) with what appears to be a substance VERY SIMILAR to re-agent! In this sequel (?) to SCARED TO DEATH we have a corporation by the name of Norton Cyberdyne (rubbish logo by the way) who have created a series of "creatures" to act as "supersoldiers" in any upcoming conflict in "rain-free" (there's the catch...) environments, namely: The Middle East. Things go wrong (of course) resulting in a handful of Syngenors breaking free from their Cyberdyne basement confines to wreak havoc in true cheap-horror fashion. The creatures themselves (though obviously inspired by a certain Giger design) are the strong-point - I'd even go so far as to say that they're THE BEST low-bud monsters since INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN, problem being there's too little running, blood & screaming to keep them occupied. When the "action" finally arrives we're treated - in one scene - to a selection of Cyberdyne guards - looking like they'd just fell out of an old (pre-flowerpot) DEVO promo - marching to the depths of the Cyberdyne 'scraper with such little conviction you'd swear the comedic angle was intentional. Perhaps this IS supposed to be funny: the "learned" screenwriters attempt to parody the perceived insanity of The Military Industrial Complex (TM) via both "Carter Brown" (Gale) & Cyberdyne's infommercial promo material. In the hands of an Italian director, SYNGENOR could have been a DEMONS style contender - as it stands, a reasonable stab at an SF/stalker/gore flick which attempts to recreate the intensity of a certain other film (yep, RE-ANIMATOR again) during in final minutes.

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