A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »
Stephen Gregory Foster
One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.
A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »
Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity.Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The mother spawn was constructed in the basement of effects artist John Dods. However, no one took the creature's size into consideration, so when they had to have it on set, they had to cut off one of the creature's heads to get it through a doorway, and reassemble it on set. See more »
When Bunny is making her green sauce, the spawn that crawls into her food processor clearly is not there when the food processor is glimpsed in a long shot. See more »
[Pete picks up a ringing phone]
Hello? Oh, hi Frankie. Oh yeah... I woke up because the phone was so loud. Oh, that was my aunt. Yeah, my aunt and uncle are visiting. What?
What are you getting so worried about? Look, look... biology isn't exactly my strongest point either.
What about tonight? We can still go. No, I told you... I said my folks have the car today. Not tonight. What about your car?
Oh? Look, if you want to get here by six... six-thirty p.m. as soon as my folks...
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As soon as the end credits finish, the words "Don't try it, Gary" appear. See more »
The Synapse DVD release includes a cut of the film that is slightly extended. Near the film's conclusion, we see a number of 'reaction' shots of the surviving characters being taken away in ambulances and police cars, including a very shell-shocked Charles. An alternate opening sequence is included as an extra and not as part of the complete film, but it's nearly identical to the original version, with a few minor changes to the special effects, sound effects, and the opening titles. See more »
I really love this flick. It's cheesy, full of gore, has comedy (some intentional, and some unintentional), and cool low budget monster effects.
In other words, it's fun. horror movies are supposed to be fun. they are supposed to entertain us horror fans. this movie is very entertaining.
Made with a shoestring budget, it uses it's budget quite well and at least it wasn't "shot on video" (technique using a camcorder to make films).
The gore is kickin. You get peeled off skin, decapitations, bites, limbs chewed off, and more.
It is a unique film, and a great standout scene includes the monster's "babys" (they look like mean tadpoles with teeth) attack an old folk's home. totally funny stuff seeing a retirement home go into chaos.
If i were an actual film critic, i'd score this movie 4 out of 10. I'm not a film critic though, i'm a hardcore horror fan. Therefore, i'm giving this film a 9 out of 10. It's really one of my favorites because it's just no frills fun...and a great watch with your buddies when you're bored and want to kick back some beers.
NOTE: SPECIAL EDITION DVD RELEASE on October 26th by Synapse video. First time ever on DVD!
9 out of 10 (based soley on horror merits)
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