MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,992 this week

Project: Metalbeast (1995)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  January 1995 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 482 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 10 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1912 titles
created 25 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1045 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 19 titles
created 03 Dec 2012
 
a list of 233 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 236 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Project: Metalbeast (1995)

Project: Metalbeast (1995) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Project: Metalbeast.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Moon (1996)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red
Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

An alien "policeman" arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially destructive mutant embryo.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Jesse Ventura, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Damian Lee
Time Runner (1993)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

During the alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992, where attempt after attempt is made to catch and kill him.

Director: Michael Mazo
Stars: Mark Hamill, Rae Dawn Chong, Brion James
Lifepod (TV Movie 1993)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Lifepod chronicles the trip of eight passengers after the ship they were traveling on blew up on Christmas Eve. Immediately people start dying. The passengers begin to investigate why the ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Silver
Stars: Robert Loggia, Jessica Tuck, Stan Shaw
Land of Doom (1986)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, and a feminist warrior is forced to join up with a soldier of fortune in her journey to find a rumored "paradise" as they battle gangs of rampaging bandits.

Director: Peter Maris
Stars: Deborah Rennard, Garrick Dowhen, Daniel Radell
Dead Space (1991)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A deadly virus attacks the crew of a Saturn space station.

Director: Fred Gallo
Stars: Marc Singer, Laura Mae Tate, Bryan Cranston
Nightforce (Video 1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Lawrence David Foldes
Stars: Linda Blair, James Van Patten, Richard Lynch
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sequel to "Tetsuo" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son. When the skinheads capture him, they begin to experiment on... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Tomorowo Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Nobu Kanaoka
Timebomb (1991)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Tracy Scoggins
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Tim Loane, Ian Beattie, Olwen Fouere
Neowolf (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Two college lovers face an ancient evil when a strange rock band comes to town.

Director: Yvan Gauthier
Stars: Agim Kaba, Michael Frascino, Heidi Johanningmeier
Retroactive (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau
Stars: James Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Anna de Carlo
...
...
John Marzilli ...
Butler
...
Debbie
...
Ferraro
Lance Slaughter ...
Larry
...
Roger
William G. Clark ...
Hammond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Brophy ...
Dr. Taylor
Mario Burgos ...
Chef Ramon
T.J. Castronovo ...
Oarsman
Carole Davis ...
Michelle (as Carol Davis)
Diaunte ...
Evans
Brioni Farrell ...
Dr. Barnes
Edit

Storyline

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 ...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DNA Overload

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atsalino teras  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

After Miller arrives at the lab Dr. Carlo refers to him as Colonel while discussing his sudden take over of operational authority of her project with Hammond (who holds the rank of Brigadier General). Military hierarchy would never allow a Colonel to take operational authority away from a higher ranking officer like Hammond. See more »

Quotes

Miller: [Having just shot a superior in both legs living him crippled] Don't go to far... I here it's dangerous out there.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Metalmorphosis
9 September 2010 | by (Cleburne, TX) – See all my reviews

A group of militants head to a Hungarian castle to get a sample of werewolf blood from the apparent tenant. Despite one of the men being killed in the process, the mission is a success. Back in the U.S., military scientists are studying the blood under the supervision of Colonel Miller (Barry Bostwick) and the militant who secured the blood in the first place, Butler (John Marzilli). The latter tires of waiting for the scientists to do their thing, so he foolishly decides to inject himself with the remaining blood. It isn't long before he turns into a werewolf and mauls two of the scientists, but Miller puts him down with some silver bullets and has him cryogenically frozen. 20 years go by as Butler remains on ice. The same military installation is now home to a research group working on a synthetic skin called bio-ferrin. Metallic in nature, the skin is meant to help burn victims. Miller gets wind of their work and decides that it's time to thaw out Butler and have these scientists fit him with the skin, in turn making an indestructible killing machine for use on the battlefield. As usual in these types of films, things do not go according to plan.

I rented this film back in the mid-90's and found it to be an entertaining shot in the arm to the then all but dormant werewolf sub-genre. I recently revisited it for the first time in over a decade, and I'm happy to say that it still holds up as an enjoyable treat amidst the sea of bad werewolf pictures. The idea of creating a super soldier is hardly original, but who cares? Where else are you going to see a werewolf with armored skin? Lycanthropes are threatening to begin with, but this film takes it a step further with it's metallic monstrosity. It's a hulking behemoth of a creature too, as it should be with Kane Hodder wearing the monster suit. We also get some pretty good half man, half wolf make-up following Butler's first escape from the lab. Most of the killings are partially offscreen, but they're juicy enough.

The gorgeous Kim Delaney plays Dr. Anne De Carlo, head of the bio-ferrin research group. Delaney is a personal favorite of mine, and a sorely under-appreciated actress to boot. Despite appearing in popular TV shows like "NYPD Blue" and "CSI Miami", she also did her fair share of horror films such as this one, "The Drifter" and a few others. Her character here immediately clashes with Miller, who naturally keeps the scientists in the dark about his true intentions. As Miller, Barry Bostwick chews the scenery and relishes the slimy nature of his role, that of a man who takes time to touch up his hair while being mauled by the titular "metalbeast". The rest of the cast members are nothing to write home about, but Delaney and Bostwick do more than enough to carry the picture.

While "Project: Metalbeast" certainly isn't a masterpiece of the genre or anything like that, it succeeds at being an entertaining little monster flick, which is exactly what it set out to do. Yes, Delaney runs a little too easily for someone who just had a metal rod run through her foot and the werewolf's impenetrable skin isn't milked to it's fullest, but whatever. This thing makes for a damn good time while delivering a new spin on lycanthropy. Watch it if you like low budget monster romps. And someone get this out on DVD already!


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dr. Barnes? SilentAggression
Discuss Project: Metalbeast (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?