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


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
30 March 1999 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Brian Yuzna 
Writing credits
Stuart Gordon (story) and
Aubrey Solomon (story)

Aubrey Solomon (screenplay)

Produced by
Charles M. Fries .... executive producer
Stuart Gordon .... executive producer
Emmanuel Itier .... consulting producer
Tim Moore .... line producer
Jack F. Murphy .... producer
Henry Seggerman .... producer
Aubrey Solomon .... co-producer
Original Music by
Steve Morrell  (as Steven Morrell)
Cinematography by
James Hawkinson 
Film Editing by
Harry B. Miller III 
Christopher Roth 
Production Design by
Anton Tremblay  (as Anthony Tremblay)
Art Direction by
Jeannie M. Lomma 
Set Decoration by
Cindy E. Downes 
Costume Design by
Warden Neil 
Makeup Department
Greg Betters .... crew: makeup fx and dream creature
Anthony C. Ferrante .... special makeup effects supervisor
Shauna Giesbrecht .... key makeup artist
Roy Knyrim .... special makeup effects & dream creature
Stella Knyrim .... crew: makeup fx and dream creature
J.M. Logan .... special makeup effects artist: reshoots
Jerry Macaluso .... special makeup effects & dream creature
Conor McCullagh .... crew: makeup fx and dream creature (as Connor McCullagh)
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist
Denise Rossouw .... hair designer
Francesco Trulla .... assistant hair stylist
Francesco Trulla .... assistant makeup artist
Mark Villalobos .... crew: makeup fx and dream creature
Hiroshi Yada .... creature fabricator: puppeteer: S.M.G effect
Production Management
Charley Cabrera .... production manager
Tim Moore .... production manager
Christopher Roth .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Conolly .... first assistant director
Laura Hoffman .... second assistant director
Melanne Neat .... second second assistant director
David C. Romano .... first assistant director: second unit
Calvin Starnes .... second assistant director
Caroline Stephenson .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Aaron .... property master
Danny Bartholomew .... scenic
Gabriel Chrislock .... set dresser
D.H. Covey .... conceptual designs
D.H. Covey .... storyboard artist
Keith A. Cuba .... set dresser
Daniel Goldsmith .... set dresser
Tony Kellow .... carpenter
Paul Mosca .... set painter
Peter Seibold .... set dresser
Todd Szabo .... carpenter
Curt B. Walheim .... set dresser
Monica Wynveldt .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Dickran Bezirgenian .... adr mixer
Smith Craig .... dialogue re-recording mixer
Eric Enroth .... sound mixer
Emily Gaydos .... dialogue editor
Michael Kreple .... adr editor
Michael Kreple .... adr mixer
Michael Kreple .... adr supervisor
Greg Lauden .... foley artist
Lionel Luna .... boom operator
Greg Mauer .... foley editor
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound effects editor
Andy Potvin .... consultant: Dolby surround
Susan Pusateri .... foley artist (as Sue Pusateri)
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Dale Brady .... crew: dark alien conceptual
Tony Buffa .... lab technician
Jeanna Crawford .... crew: dark alien conceptual
Ray Wayne Douglas II .... lab technician
Earl Ellis .... sherry birthing creature fx
Matt Falletta .... lab technician
Matt Falletta .... puppeteer, alien fabrication: SMG Inc.
Anthony C. Ferrante .... effects director: second unit
Eric Fox .... lab technician
Jeff Frymer .... mechanics
Screaming Mad George .... aliens and alien baby puppets
Screaming Mad George .... designer
Screaming Mad George .... sculptor
Ralis Kahn .... key technician
Ralis Kahn .... special effects
Julian Ledger .... sculptor
J.M. Logan .... key technician
Patrick Magee .... creature crew
Patrick Magee .... lab technician
Bart Mixon .... sherry birthing creature fx
Gregory Ramoundos .... mechanics
Brad Sykes .... special effects assistant
Rich Vanover .... mechanics
Ken Walker .... mechanics
Hiroshi Yada .... lab technician
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... scanning and recording
Dale Brady .... miniature effects creator
Annie Chang .... Flame artist
Art Durinski .... CG supervisor
James Hunter .... miniature effects creator
Ricardo Jabardo .... computer artist
Marcus Keys .... visual effects supervisor
George Lockwood .... optical effects
Pat O'Neill .... optical effects
Elliot Worman .... computer artist
Elliot Worman .... lead modeler/animator
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Jürgen Baum .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Berglund .... first assistant camera
Todd Campbell .... grip
Jeff Davidson .... camera loader
Lani Eblen .... camera loader
Jack Gould .... still photographer
Owen Hablutzel .... grip
Adam Harrison .... lighting technician
Gary Hatfield .... director of photography: second unit
Andre Karidis .... grip
R. Derek Keener .... gaffer: second unit
Michael Dean Kiesling .... key grip
Baqi Kopelman .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Murphy .... best boy: second unit
Steve Owen .... key grip: second unit
Tony Patterson .... video playback operator
Peter Pearce .... gaffer: second unit
Gregory Peters .... still photographer
Andre Ramirez .... grip
Lewis Sadler .... grip
Aaron Iggy Scarpitti .... gaffer: second unit
Bruce Sharp .... electrician
Lawrence Sher .... director of photography: second unit
Josh Sinkoski .... electrician
William Skinner .... electrician
William Skinner .... unit gaffer
Andrew Smith .... best boy
John Smith .... gaffer: second unit
Mark Smith .... dolly grip
Peter Smith .... electrician
Peter M. Smith .... lighting technician
James Sprattley .... first assistant camera
Russell Steen .... gaffer: second unit
Matt Stenerson .... second assistant camera
Mark Strasburg .... first assistant camera: second unit
John R. Sutton .... best boy grip
Jason Wawro .... first assistant camera: second unit
Kevin Williams .... electrician
Casting Department
David Anthony .... extras casting
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Perri .... costume assistant
Tony Perri .... wardrobe supervisor
Emmy Taylor .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Douglas Crise .... additional assistant editor
Christopher Regan .... color timer
Elvio Sordoni .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jerry Gilbert .... music editor
Transportation Department
George Gauvreau .... driver: honeywagon
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Gene Hubert .... transportation captain
Robert M. Kratz .... driver: camera truck
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation co-captain
Leo Stefanos .... transportation office manager
David Watterson .... shotmaker driver
Other crew
Mark Allan .... main and end titles
Megan L. Bassin .... craft service
Lenny Douglas .... cyberlight programmer
Kai Ephron .... location assistant
Jerry Gilbert .... project manager
Kenelm Jenour .... director of publicity
Delphine Lafont .... set production assistant
Meredith Marshall .... set production assistant
Stephanie Mason .... craft service
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Matsuda)
Robert Medema .... location scout: pre-production
Jan Wilson Morris .... assistant: Tim Moore
Leigh Paonessa .... key set production assistant
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant
Kim Percival .... production coordinator
Michael Percival .... production assistant
Susan Ripaldi .... medical consultant
Amanda Roberts .... production secretary
Michael Slee .... betacam operator
Tony Swatton .... armorer
Christopher L. Stone .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some horror violence/gore
98 min | Argentina:99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

[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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Referenced in "American Horror Story" (2011)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Typical Yuzna stuff, with a slimy alien twist., 5 June 2008
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

Progeny is about a husband and wife who experience time loss while making love. Completely unaware of what this bizarre experience means they try to go on with their lives. The hubby begins questioning the bizarre event and gets help through a very annoying psychiatrist. He comes to believe that aliens are responsible for this lapse in time and that the unborn baby he once thought was his and his wife's actually belongs to the aliens.

If ya ask me, this is a great scifi/horror story. Taking a highly questionable real-life scenario involving alien abduction and hybrid breeding is definite thumbs up from this guy. I love all things related to aliens and this story definitely delivered some good ideas. So if you also share an interest in things extraterrestrial, you should be pretty happy with Progeny. At least story-wise anyways.

Unfortunately the movie overall is pretty average. With average acting by all actors. Yep, even by the consistently awesome Mr. Dourif, who still does deliver the best performance. Though the black head doctor, delivers his lines really well. There are a few points in the flick where some of the delivery is cringe or laugh worthy, which is fine in my book. I like them cheesy and this had a little bit of some nice stinky cheese, and I mean that in a good way.

Anyways, with a less than stellar script you can't really blame all the actors. I especially didn't care for the Mother Hysteria the film went for. She wanted a baby so badly that she'd neglect and dismiss everything her loving husband (who's a doctor!!) said to her. It almost reached a point where you actually didn't care what happened to her.

The Progeny is another flick by Brian Yuzna from the icky-sticky film, Society. Again he delivers some slimy effects, and again he delivers a pretty unique tale of horror. If you're into scifi/horror or are a fan of Dourif and or Yuzna films, there's no real reason not to check out this flick if you get the chance. A generous 7 outta 10.

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