Species II (1998)

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An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.



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Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard are a pair of astronauts who make the first successful manned mission to Mars. Lazard's character gets infected by an alien and slowly begins to mutate. When they get back to Earth all he has on his mind is to have sex with Henstridge! Written by Anonymous

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There is life on Mars...and now it's here. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Species 2: Offspring  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,274,008 (USA) (10 April 1998)


£831,695 (UK) (18 September 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Though showing Eve in a black leather outfit on some of the posters and DVD-Covers, she never actually wears it in the film. See more »


In the stock footage of the space shuttle landing, the name "Discovery" and the NASA logo are visible on the shuttle's side (rather than the fictional name "Excursion" and fictional space agency N.S.E.G.). See more »


Darlene: My God, it's you! Will you sign my Space Flakes box?
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Followed by Species: The Awakening (2007) See more »


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User Reviews

Enjoyable trash.
29 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

The people who are stating that this movie is the worst sequel they've ever seen obviously never saw "Hercules II" or "Jaws 3-D" or "Hellraiser II". Now, I am not about to tell you that this is a great film, but if you set your expectations low, you are likely to have fun. Despite the icky (and variable in quality, though impressive in the last 10 minutes) special effects and the large amounts of blood and t&a, the film never becomes truly disturbing, because you're never meant to take it 100% seriously. Michael Madsen understood that, to be sure, and thanks to his trademarked coolness, he walks away with the picture. As for Natasha Henstridge, she has more or less a supporting part, but one that is rather imaginatively linked to the central story line.

Overall, a movie with no artistic pretensions and, undoubtedly, many flaws (someone else already mentioned this; why didn't her head explode when she escaped from the lab?), but watch it in the right frame of mind and it's quite enjoyable. Do you know any other movie that features sex between slimy aliens?!? (**1/2)

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