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Progeny (1998)

An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

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An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

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There Are Some Things In The Universe That We Can't Understand


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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some horror violence/gore | See all certifications »
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30 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Ameaça Alienígena  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Actress Jillian McWhirter, who plays Sherry, said in interview how the scene where she gets raped by giant alien monster was shot but then due to some problems it had to be re-shot two different times. This is why the scene is so short in the movie. Originally the scene was meant to be longer, the alien monster was gonna try and calm Sherry down by fondling her nude body with its tentacles while holding her (just like other aliens did in earlier scenes), and part where it rapes her was also gonna be longer and more graphic. Three still photos showing McWhirter filming the original version of the scene in different location than it happens in the movie and while covered with slime on top of giant alien monster puppet that was used in the scene did appear in Femme Fatales article about her. See more »

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[About his wife's abduction by aliens]
Dr. Craig Burton: Why would they do this?
Dr. Bert Clavell: I don't know. Who can know? What do you figure animals think about when we experiment on them?
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Harman, Camille James was interviewed as herself for the Bonus Material on the DVD because she experienced the so-called "alien abduction" phenomenon herself. See more »

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Very good psychological horror film
31 March 1999 | by (Norfolk, VA) – See all my reviews

This movie will undoubtably not go over well with some, because most of the horror is mental. But it does have a little something for almost everyone, including a couple of really cool abduction scenes with aliens. The film makes extensive use of alien abduction mythology, while also showing a bit more intelligence about some facets of abduction myths than you would expect out of a movie. Jillian McWhirter is excellent in what had to have been a grueling performance.


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