Mutant lizards attack a woman on the run hiding out in a cabin in the woods.



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Complete credited cast:
Amy Harding / Alex Langdon
Marshall Clarke
Valeriy Nikolaev ...
Uri Romanov (as Valery Nikolaev)
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Mrs. Miller
Norman Forsey ...
Mr. Peterson
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Frankie, the cat


A nature field researcher is investigating the strange extinction of small animals and insects in the area, which indicates that something is wrong. His suspicions are soon to be proven right when he meets May, who lives in a cabin in the forest nearby. May says that her house is infested by small creatures that she thinks are mice or rats. When the couple search the house further, they notice that they're not rodents or insects. They are fast evolving lizards that have the appetite for animals and humans, no matter what size their prey are... Written by distant thunder <>

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Where civilisation ends...the nightmare begins!


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 July 1998 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Echsenjagd  »

Box Office


NZD 4,000,000 (estimated)

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The second time Amy feeds Frankie, she gives him canned food. When Marshall brings her back to the cabin, the crumbs left in the cat dish are from dry food. See more »


Marshall Clarke: [to lizards in car] You *really* disappointed me, you know that?
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References Doctor Dolittle (1967) See more »


Silver Lizard
Written by Curley, Curley, Lewis, Reith
Performed by Tumbleweed
Courtesy of Polydor Records
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Caught it on SciFi - entertaining and not that bad
25 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all; the rating scale is difficult to use as I recommend the movie (who doesn't love campy, tongue-in-cheek low budget scifi/horror; if you're reading this you do!). I use the scale for the quality of scenes not the movie whole. The acting was OK and at times rather bad. There were some cool aspects and the gore was quite good even though scifi hacked it. Pamela Gidley i've always loved! The lizards looked like a cross between older godzilla movies with a hint of digital animation at times. I loved the setting (cabin in the woods) and the snow. A hot snow bunny always helps. All in all it's definitely worth a rent.

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