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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Gasti ...
Desmon
Dru-Anne Cakmis ...
Jasmine
Kate Alexander ...
Angelica Wingate
Dan Evans ...
Sam Wingate
Laura O'Malley ...
Nancy Wingate
Chuck Bartelle ...
Floyd
David Allan Shaw ...
Rev. Lawrence Newman
Andrew Ross Litzky ...
Alex
Harry S. Robins ...
Nathan Wingate
Allison Rachel Golde ...
Linda Wingate
Lynn Applebaum ...
Emma
Holly Corbett ...
Waitress at Cafe
Jeff Robins ...
Albert
Marc Hayden Bryman ...
Harold
Steven G. Allen ...
Stew
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Nathaniel Pickman Wingate has opened a gateway to another dimension using equations and equipment in his basement laboratory. His wife, Nancy, wants him to get ready for his own birthday party. He wants his son Sam to help him. Sam is up in his room looking at pictures of Jasmine on his computer, and a poster of her arrives which he puts in his closet. Although it is Nathan's birthday, the family is enthralled by a visit from Cousin Desmon, who is now a count in Liechtenstein. While Sam is away getting equipment for his father with his friend Alex, his father gets sucked into the other dimension, and a creature from the parallel universe escapes, pursued by another. The first temporarily traps the second with its spit, attacks Desmon, and becomes a duplicate, absorning his thoughts from the unconscious body. The other manages to get free, and unable to find a human to mimic, finds the poster of Jasmine, and becomes her. Sam soon finds her, and becomes his new girlfriend, but she has ... Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <shutch4543@student.csi.cuny.edu>>

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"Funny enough to make you laugh at those new Gremlins..."
2 July 2008 | by (IN) – See all my reviews

With some of the most hilarious box art I've ever seen and a back cover making references to the Fly and Gremlins, I was expecting a cheap knockoff film... with a cool cover. Instead, what I got was something that is not only as entertaining as those two films mentioned on the back, it actually might be BETTER than than those two films, combined! This film is about a fat guy doing experiments, something we've all seen before. In fact, it starts out just like any other horror-comedy... but quickly turns into some bizarre art film... the whole film kind of turns upside down as we suddenly see eyes through the life of some kind of weird bug, who crawls around and searches out the lab and spits acid at people. Then, the "film" (with all the plot and such) restarts, and nothing is the same anymore. We see insane penis monsters, people's whole bodies horrifically shoved inside fishbowls, people being violently electrocuted, and more! There is not a boring moment to bad had, especially when the lead "kamillion" chews up the scenery... this guy looks a really young Bruce Campbell meets a really young Jim Carrey, and he has to be one of the best characters to ever appear in a film. He just kind of stalks around, killing people for no apparent reason, using his fingers as sharp knives, teleporting all over the place, making his face turn completely blue, and throwing knives into turkeys. It's worth seeing the film just for this character.

You know, it's a shame that this isn't available on DVD. Rarely does one find films more imaginative or more entertaining -- there are more good ideas in this single 90 minute film than Hollywood releases in one year! All the effects were really well-done; you can tell a lot of heart went into this release. It's a shame it's not more well-known; see it at all costs.


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