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Project: Metalbeast (1995)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | January 1995 (USA)
In 1974, an unhinged CIA agent injects himself with the werewolf blood he found. After a killing spree, his body is put in suspended animation, then thawed out 20 years later by his crazy boss and a team of unsuspecting doctors.
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Anna de Carlo
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John Marzilli ...
Butler
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Debbie
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Ferraro
Lance Slaughter ...
Larry
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Roger
William G. Clark ...
Hammond
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Brian Brophy ...
Dr. Taylor
Mario Burgos ...
Chef Ramon
T.J. Castronovo ...
Oarsman
Carole Davis ...
Michelle (as Carol Davis)
Diaunte ...
Evans
Brioni Farrell ...
Dr. Barnes
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In 1974, amoral CIA agent Butler and his inexperienced young colleague locate a Hungarian castle where, according to classified CIA data, a werewolf lives. Their mission is to take a sample of its blood and bring it back to the States for research. The idea is to eventually create an army of soldiers with werewolf-like abilities and resistance to harm. This secret project is dubbed Project: Metalbeast. However, the research is slow and they eventually nearly run out of werewolf blood, so Butler, unhinged, injects himself with the little blood that's left and turns into a werewolf. He goes on a killing spree inside of the CIA research facility but is shot with silver bullets by his boss, Miller. Miller covers everything up and arranges for Butler and his victims' bodies to be cryogenically frozen. 20 years later, a team of medical scientists led by doctor Anna de Carlo, who's obsessed with finding a way to create artificial skin that could help those in need of skin transplant, is ...

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When Dr. De Carlo is arguing with Miller about the safety of using Butler as a test subject he state it's perfectly safe because the body came from the cryonics lab in Langley and germ warfare research is done on Plum Island in New York. Such research did take place there in the 50's the scope was limited to weapons targeting animal and livestock and ended in 1969 when Presdent Nixon banned biological weapon research. See more »

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Miller: [Having just shot a superior in both legs living him crippled] Don't go to far... I here it's dangerous out there.
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"I can't believe we've got peanut butter and jelly for lunch."
21 October 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Having no idea this movie even existed, I was surprised to come across it late one night on cable. I thought it might be good for a few laughs. While it is worth a chuckle or two, ultimately it's not as much fun as I hoped it would be. The plot's a rather involved one that starts in the 1970s where a crazy soldier who was part of a mission to take down a werewolf injects himself with werewolf blood. For reasons, I guess. Then he's cryogenically frozen for twenty years by bad guy Barry Bostwick. In the present day of the 1990s, some scientists led by Kim Delaney are working on creating a new type of artificial skin to treat cancer patients and the like. Bostwick comes in and takes over the experiment, forcing them to test their new skin on his frozen werewolf guy. Long story unfortunately not short enough, the werewolf awakens with super strong skin that makes him even more indestructible than he already was. He goes on a killing spree and you can pretty much figure out the rest. It's a cheaply filmed bit of business with Kane Hodder in the cheesy werewolf costume. Barry Bostwick provides some fun but Kim Delaney treats the whole thing more seriously than it deserves. It's goofy and unintentionally funny at times but, as I said already, never as much fun as you want it to be. Still it's pretty watchable so give it a shot if you like low-budget '90s horror.


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