Dr. Hollander, a scientist, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and it ... See full summary »
FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends learn that when it comes to beautiful women, it's what's inside that really matters.
An archaeological expedition uncovers a prehistoric hominid burial site. When their team is unexpectedly attacked they are forced to take refuge in the catacombs of an unmapped cave. One by one they fall to an ancient predator.
When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed ... See full summary »
Dr. Hollander, a scientist, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and it sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate. Written by
It is the first film of the Species franchise that does not feature Natasha Henstridge, who played Sil in the first film as well as Eve in the two previous movies (Even though her role in Species III was a small cameo). See more »
When Azura is lying dead at the bottom of the pit and Tom looks at her, you can clearly see she is wearing body-suits from the waist downwards. See more »
Beautiful blonde college professor Helena Mattsson (as Miranda) finishes a lecture and goes to see her uncle and father-figure Ben Cross (as Tom Hollander), a scientist and museum worker. They consider a move to Oxford, where Ms. Mattsson has a job offer. It seems like a good idea. Then, "Species: The Awakening" happens. Cross tells Mattsson about her DNA dilemma and they go to Mexico, where they seek help from similarly positioned Dominic Keating (as Forbes McGuire) and Marlene Favela (as Azura)...
In Mexico, Cross discovers nuns are really wicked cool and the cab drivers can take you for a wild ride. Director Nick Lyon gives the movie a much-needed lift with this part. However, Cross is far too serious and accomplished an actor for his part. He might have added some tongue-in-cheek, if asked. Of course, the movie takes itself too seriously. It's really only titillation and alien effects; it's not serious science fiction. The women are beautiful, but diseased. The story is easy to follow, but not really engaging.
*** Species: The Awakening (10/2/07) Nick Lyon ~ Ben Cross, Helena Mattsson, Dominic Keating, Marlene Favela
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