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A simple man, Dr. Walter Newman, has high aspirations to cure all disease through genetic manipulation. His obsession with his mission draws him deeper into his own dark world, distracting him from his wife Olivia and from his responsibilities to his patients at the Edgewood Asylum. The doctors loyal but diabolical nurse, Ms. Tinsley, decides to take matters into her own hands and in secret she conducts her own experiment. When Dr. Newman realizes what has been done, a deformed creature that defies nature is created. Part human, part nightmare. Dr. Newman knows what he must do, but is it already too late? Written by Joseph R. McConnell

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A 90 minute movie with a 45 minute back story? I don't think so.
16 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit... horror movies are one of my favorite genres of movies. Monsters, ghosts, spooky creepy things, you name it. I love a good horror movie that will either shock the hell out of you or scare the pants right off ya. This is not one of those movies. It's more of a drama and then it turns into a suspense/thriller towards the end. The writer/director tried too hard with this movie, it bit off way too much more than it could chew.

The movie starts out with some couple looking for a place to have sex. They find a place, but it turns out that it's not the place for them. The movie takes us back 28 years earlier and shows us that it's an asylum. Inside, we meet Dr. Newman (Molnar) and his assistant/nurse, Ms. Tinsley (Boykin). Turns out that Dr. Newman is doing some top secret DNA genetics testings or whatnot and has to put his research on hold, because his girlfriend, Olivia (Chris) is pregnant with twins. Ms. Tinsley doesn't take too kindly to this news because well... she's a little obsessive. So she injects the test serum into Olivia during one of her regular check-ups and voilà! new test subject. When Olivia is about to give birth, the female baby comes out just fine, but the boy seems to have some strange side effects from the testing and we have some sort of mutant baby/killing machine on our hands. Flash forward back to present day and some people in a van break down in front of the asylum during a heavy thunderstorm. They all get out and seek solace in the asylum. From there, it turns into a Scooby-Doo caricature where they are all running in and out of different rooms with the monstrous creature directly behind them, again and again and again...

I can appreciate a good horror story with a complex plot and extensive background story. Some of the movie monster greats have some awesome back stories and rich history. This particular movie monster had 43 minutes of back story until we get to meet the people in the van who break down in front of the asylum. Are you kidding me? We know more about the evil doctor, nurse and pregnant woman than we do about the people in the van. Aren't you supposed to care about the characters you see on screen? As far as I was concerned, the beast could have killed everyone in the van in 10 minutes flat and I wouldn't have cared any less. You cannot make a 90-minute movie and have 45 minutes of it be back story, sorry -- not that I wanted this movie to be any longer, mind you... I could barely make it through this dud once.

This thing has some of the worst acting I've ever seen. Not only that, but the dialog that gets uttered is absolutely ridiculous. No, forget ridiculous -- this movie wishes it were ridiculous, at least you can have some fun with ridiculous. The last 40 minutes are the hardest part to watch just because of the actions and conversations that are going on. Lose one of the kids in the big scary, dark asylum? Ah, who cares. Big, scary beast just rip out your friend's throat right in front of you --- what are you going to do? Oh, lets just crouch down by our friend and ask them if they're alright without even wondering if the beast is going to try and attack you next. Dare I mention the girl who puts together the most obscurest of puzzle pieces and just comes right out and says... "Oh, that thing must be my brother." What?! Then she proceeds to tell a story about how Ms. Tinsley came to her house and told her mother stories about the asylum... oh, so you didn't think about this before you entered the spooky, old, rundown asylum? That's just some of several examples of just how awful this film is. There is some decent gore, but nothing to write home about. It's in the last part, though, the gore in the first part may want to make you turn it off, because the decapitated heads the doctor is working on look like rubber masks.

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