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Proteus (1995)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  23 July 1996 (USA)
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Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just cover for biological experiment. One of the results is Charlie - shape-shifting monster with ability to absorb the memory of its victims. However, even such creatures have their own bad habits. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Metrotime, a production company formed by Metrodome and the Lifetime Group, were originally set to produce, before the two companies split over creative differences. See more »

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Alex: [mockingly] You're just a fucking fish with a drug habit.
Dr. Shelley: [Distorted growls] I'll show you what I am.
Alex: [On seeing Proteus' true form] Jesus Christ.
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Terribly Disappointing
20 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on an abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just a cover for biological experiments. One of the results is Charlie, a shape-shifting monster with the ability to absorb the memory of its victims.

The only really good thing about this film is the inclusion of cult actor Doug Bradley, and unfortunately he plays a very small role. The special effects and makeup are also pretty decent, but it seems like a waste to have included them in such a terrible film.

Maybe I should have caught on by the time they ripped off the "Terminator" theme song, but this was just a boring, none-too-interesting movie. The concept is good, even if not strictly original. But it is executed in a way that is quite boring and never allows us to actually care who lives or dies.


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