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Mind Ripper (1995)

The Outpost (original title)
R | | Horror | 8 October 1995 (USA)
Government scientists attempt to reanimate a corpse they found in the desert, but end up inadvertently creating a monster.

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A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out. Written by Tommy Henry <tommyhenry@beta.delphi.com>

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The Government Created Him. Now They Must Destroy Him. See more »

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Rated R for sci-fi gore and some language | See all certifications »
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Hills Have Eyes Part 3  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Giovanni Ribisi's first film. See more »

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Stockton: Loose ends come back to haunt you.
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It won't rip or blow your mind, but it's OK.
29 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's a trifle, of course, and it IS hard to know what attracted Wes Craven to such a degree that he lent it an "Executive Producer" credit, but it does have some interesting touches. The first is the compassion it shows for the "monster". In fact, although many have made the "Alien" connection (mainly because of the underground tunnels and shafts), it really plays more like a variation on the "Frankenstein" myth; there is a scientist who wants to "play God" and a sad creature that is forced to become murderous (and his killing method owes more than a little to Cronenberg's "Rabid", too). Another interesting idea is the way all the characters are initially presented as either bland or obnoxious (and boy are the two male teenagers obnoxious!), only for most of them to reveal some redeeming side later on. And the gore fans will get some moments they can appreciate in this one, particularly an eyeball-piercing in close-up! Lance Henriksen reportedly said that this is one of those films that "pay your alimony", but at least he handles it like a pro and doesn't show any contempt for his audience. The film's worst part is the ending, which gets so far-fetched it's almost funny. But all-in-all "Mind Ripper" is worth one viewing. (**)


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