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Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  15 December 1993 (USA)
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A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he ... See full summary »

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Matt Kulis ...
John Griffen
Patrick Barnes ...
Brian
Tara Leigh ...
Sherry Griffen
Dianna Flaherty ...
Kim Griffen
Katherine Romaine ...
Nancy Kane
Marcus Powell ...
Dr. Viallini
Tony Gigante ...
Mitchell
Greg Sullivan ...
Jarrett
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Dr. Elliot Stein
Michael D'Andrea ...
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Ralph Grimaldi ...
Viallini's Driver
Bob Aaronson ...
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A virus from outer space transforms a bio-researcher into a blood thirsty monster. But chief, Dr.Vialini doesn't like the cops and public to be involved in this secret experiment. But he becomes lunch very soon. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <pkojovic@ibm.net>

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Originally entitled (and filmed as) "Deadly Spawn 2: The Metamorphosis", intended to be a sequel to _Return Of The Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (1983)_ See more »

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In the opening sequence, the camera is reflected in the cop's coffee mug. See more »

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At the end, a subtitle comes up, saying "I don't get payed enough for this shit!" See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Baby You've Changed
Words and Music by John Gray & Peter M. Stoller
Vocals by Peter M. Stoller
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Surprisingly good!
19 March 2004 | by (Tokyo, Japan. (Godzilla's home!)) – See all my reviews

After a misshalf in a laboratory, a engineer is bitten by a mutant amphibian creature and slowly mutates into a giant lizard monster and proceeds to devour fellow lab workers in a high-tech laboratory facility. Despite hammy acting, and some inane dialogue and logic laps, "Metamorphosis: The Alien Facotr" comes across as a solid, adequate thriller sporting some solid scares and tention with some unique special effects.

The production values and sets are elaborate and convincing, not the usual water-dripping and darkly-light alien-rip-off sets we see in these types of b-rate films. In addition to nice production values, the Takakjian director builds tention and some solid scares time to time. This film also breaks many rules of b-movies. Characters you expect to live die gory deaths, vice versa, and the ending ain't what you'd expect.

But quite possible the best element in this film are the special effects. The creatures look unique, and the amount of detail put into the monsters are astounding--The creatures can blink, they can breathe realisticly, muscles contract when they move, etc. and the F/X alone make this film worth watching. The special effects are just amazing, plain and simple.


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