In 1989, a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Cuttyhunk Island, gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising as subjects were experiencing ... See full summary »
It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »
Mathew St. Patrick,
In 1989, a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Cuttyhunk Island, gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising as subjects were experiencing heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But, something in the experiment went horribly wrong and the island mysteriously lost three quarters of its population. Jamie Akerman fled the outbreak, which took her mothers life, twenty years ago. She now returns with her boyfriend and step brother, to sell the family property. There, they uncover the key to Jamie's disturbing past, and the horrifying secrets long suppressed by the town leader, Larkin. Now, a new strain of parasite has emerged, and threatens the island once again. Jamie struggles to survive and escape the obsessive pursuit of the local islanders who know that she has inherited more than she could ever have imagined. Written by
Arriving on an island to sort through an inheritance, a group of friends find the supposedly-finished research on parasites intended for human evolution advancement are still swarming on the island and try to fight them off before succumbing to the deadly creatures.
This here was a pretty disappointing effort that really could've been quite fun. There's a great deal here about the changes that are undergone once becoming infested with the creatures, which is where the film gets a lot of mileage out of by having it really just emphasize the changes undergone once they're infected and getting both some nice gore shots and plenty of gross-out moments. There's also some pretty decent action shots here of the swarming parasites going after victims and there's some fun to be had there, but the main thing that really hurts this one more than anything is way too many loose strands in the story. Far too much goes unexplained or even questionable about it's inclusion, which has a pretty big impact on the story when there's a twist in the last few minutes to try to make sense of everything. Otherwise, this here isn't too bad.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and Nudity.
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