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Aberration (1997)

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

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Amy Harding / Alex Langdon
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Marshall Clarke
Valeriy Nikolaev ...
Uri Romanov (as Valery Nikolaev)
Helen Moulder ...
Mrs. Miller
Norman Forsey ...
Mr. Peterson
Merlin ...
Frankie, the cat
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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 <dthunder@dlc.fi>

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Where civilisation ends...the nightmare begins!

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

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9 July 1998 (Singapore)  »

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Echsenjagd  »

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NZD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Several times near the end of the film the hand guns are obviously out of ammo, but are not in the next shot. This happens, for instance, when Uri is shooting in the bedroom, and again when Marshall is using the gun in the living room. See more »

Quotes

Marshall Clarke: There's going to be more of them soon. I suggest we torch the place as soon as possible!
Uri Romanov: *You* suggest? *I* suggest you shut up!
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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

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Strips of You
Written by Chris Tennant (as Tennent) and Sarah McLeod (as McLeod)
Performed by The Superjesus
Courtesy of Warner Music Australia
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Too good to be bad
22 August 2003 | by (Denton, Tx) – See all my reviews

It can't be helped, the film is cool. Yeah it's low budget and there's bad acting, etc. but from the beginning this film grabs you. A young girl (Pamela Gidley) escaping her troubled life finds refuge in her families old house in the mountains. She gets stuck in her house, but luckily with a grad student (Simon Bossell) who specializes in animals. Very soon after they get stuck the showdown with the killer geckos begins. All parts with the geckos are entertaining, but by far the best bit is when the girl's boyfriend (Valeri Nikolayev) finds where she's hiding and tries to force 'his' money out of her. Must be seen to be understood, but he does a great job of being campy and unintentionally funny. 'Aberration' did not take itself too seriously, which paid off because the script was really cheesy. I would say it's good enough to rent, definitely worth a watch if it's ever on TV. Rating: 23/40


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