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Natural Selection (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller, Horror  |  7 October 1999 (USA)
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Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.

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Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Coach Al Sand: Billy, quit covering your titties and play ball!
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Thurston's Lament
Written and Performed by Michael Fracasso and Charlie Sexton
Episode Sixteen Music/Bug Music (BMI)
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Ah, grasshopper....
9 October 1999 | by (San Marcos, Texas) – See all my reviews

David Carradine (yes, the Kung Fu Carradine) plays a major role in this film, and, while he brings considerable talent to the cast -- perhaps the only talent -- much of the time he looks like an actor desperately seeking direction. I feel a little sorry for him. Carradine plays a maverick FBI agent who has gone a little haywire from brushing up against the madness of his serial killer quarry. He stays in a motel room lined with pages torn from a Bible -- a reference to The Omen in which a priest, driven mad by his quest for to confront and battle the Ultimate Evil, lives in a Bible page-lined cell. Carradine's delusional special agent sees his quarry going into a horrifically fast seizures, much like the terrifying spasms of the figures haunting the protagonist in Jacob's Ladder. There are, perhaps, hints of Pulp Fiction here and there as well. Yet these allusions are not enough to save the film -- if anything, they seem to be adolescent expressions of adulation rather than homage to the filmmaker's influences.


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