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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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: [as he thaws out Donald] There've been some incredible breakthroughs while you've been on ice. This could go beyond even our original goals
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A decent way to kill 90 minutes,
26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

After finding, killing and extracting a blood sample from a werewolf in Europe, a soldier injects himself with it's DNA, turning himself into a werewolf in an American military base, where he's captured and cryogenically frozen. Flash foreword 10 years, where scientists are given the man's body for an experiment involving a metal-based, organic, self-restoring skin. Upon giving the soldier the skin graph, he awakens and turns into a werewolf, but this time faster, meaner, shinier and bullet proof. I picked this movie up the other day from my local video store for $2, as they are going out of business and need to sell all their videos. I grabbed as many as I could carry home, "Project: Metalbeast" being one of them. Despite the terrible title and having heard nothing of it before, "Metalbeast" turned out to be an okay way to kill 90 minutes in my book. It's got a script that's more intelligent than your usual straight-to-video horror flick, a decent score, some likable characters, a couple of gory bits (the highlight being the death of the creature at the end), and even John Carl Buechler's creature effects weren't bad, though the Metalbeast itself looks more like a Hedgehog on crack than a werewolf. Granted, the film never steps very far out of genre territory, and the portrayal of both the scientists and the military are as clichéd as can be but in the end, "Project: Metalbeast" offered a fine dose of gore, monster action, and a interesting concept that puts a nice spin on the werewolf myth.

$2 well spent, I say.

6/10.


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