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Deadly Species (2002)

Video  -  Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  22 April 2003 (USA)
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Wilson Friels, a wealthy big-game hunter, funds an expedition deep in the Florida Everglades to search for a lost tribe of Native Americans, the Calusa. He hires Brinson Thomas, a local ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Brinson Thomas
Allison Adams ...
Marta Thomas
Brian Minyard ...
Wilson Friels
Jeff Brozovich ...
Derek neal
Laird Kleeger
William Cefalo ...
Todd bender
Samara Ibanez ...
Heather Petrone ...
Kristina Moore ...
Babette Garber ...
Maggie warren
Haans Siver ...
Liz Toro ...
Pool Girl
Dan Grisham ...
Airboat Captain
Travis Kruger ...
Male student


Wilson Friels, a wealthy big-game hunter, funds an expedition deep in the Florida Everglades to search for a lost tribe of Native Americans, the Calusa. He hires Brinson Thomas, a local archaeologist professor, and his wife Marta Thomas to lead the trip. Together, along with their student assistants, Todd, Nichelle, Lori and Allison, they set out on what appears to be an innocent fact-finding exploration of the jungle. Soon, the team comes upon the deserted campsite of a previous expedition. Confusion turns to terror when they discover the remains of several members of the previous team, presumably torn apart by a wild animal. Alison finds a journal kept by the explorers revealing Wilson Friels as the one who funded their expedition. Friels comes clean and admits that he funded both expeditions. His intention was not to search for the Calusa, but to search for the Fountain of Youth found in their folklore, as well as the mythical lost species of beast that is the guardian of the ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Written by Daniel Springen (as Daniel E. Springen)
Performed by Daniel Springen (as Daniel E. Springen) and Walter Griffin Morgan
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Deadly Boring
29 April 2004 | by (Cardiff, Wales) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin with this movie, it was that bad. The story? Scientists looking for lost tribes in Florida(!) stumble across unscary big toothed monsters in the Everglades. Monsters munch scientists assistants. Bad guys get their come-uppance. Good guy scientists get away. ZZZzzz.

With a premise as poor as that it would take some great performances to lift the plot. Predictably enough, you don't get any. The leads were so wooden I had trouble telling them from the trees at times. The support cast fade into ambiguity almost immediatly.

The direction was stilted and amateurish. Gratuitous topless scenes were added for the Lord only knows what reason. The monsters simply ended up looking like guys in rubber suits with halloween masks on - you'd more likely laugh than run if you saw one for real.

Quite honestly, the scariest thing about this movie is that someone paid good money to have it made at all.

Avoid like the plague.

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