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Hybrid (1998)

Video  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  3 December 1998 (USA)
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A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.

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Complete credited cast:
John Blyth Barrymore ...
Dr. Paul Hamilton
Brinke Stevens ...
Dr. Leslie Morgan
J.J. North ...
Carla Ferguson
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McQueen
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Milo Tyrel
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Sergeant Frank Blaine (as G. Gordon Baer)
Bob Bragg ...
Pike
Nikki Fritz ...
Susan
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Dr. Farrell (as Robert Connell)
Christopher Ray ...
Hybrid (as Chris Olen Ray)
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A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »
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The APC in this film is the "Landmaster" from Damantion Alley (1977). The Landmaster really does have a working "tri-star" wheel system, and cost $300,000 to build in 1976. See more »

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No live girls were injured or impregnated during the maker of this motion picture. See more »

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Entertaining.
5 May 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A group of survivors travelling across the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Earth in the far future seek shelter in an abandoned military installation. Led by McQueen, a heroic drifter, the survivors discover that the installation was the setting for an experiment where a human was infused with alien, snake & cockroach DNA, causing uncontrollable mutation. The creature then emerges from the shadows to attack the survivors.

Ever since he served as DOP on the low-budget zombie flick SHOCK WAVES, Fred Olen Ray has carved out his own unique niche. All he does is make low-budget sci-fi, action & horror films.

While Olen Ray's films cannot compete with their bigger-budgeted rivals, his films do feature an odd-ball sense of humour. "Hybrid" is as typical as Olen Ray's work gets. The film is an extremely cheap rip-off of ALIEN, so cheap that it steals scenes from other Olen Ray films (such as DROID GUNNER & STAR HUNTER), using them for the film's start to depict some kind of apocalypse (which admittedly doesn't work very well) as well as use props from bigger-budgeted films, such as the Landmaster vehicle from the likes of DAMNATION ALLEY & APEX.

While it is a cheap rip-off, "Hybrid" does prove to be quite entertaining. The characters are surprisingly well drawn & acted. The actors know they are starring in a low-budget film & act accordingly. The visual effects are very cheap, with the monster being a rather poor man-in-suit creation that is so bad I ended up laughing – but that's the film's purpose. The creature even has a scene where it has its way with one of the female survivors, causing even more unintentional (or is it intentional?) laughter. Not to mention the fact that Olen Ray throws in a completely superfluous soft-core porn shower scene where the two women rub each other with soap.


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