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The Kindred (1987)

A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Allen Brooks ... John Hollins
Rod Steiger ... Dr. Phillip Lloyd
Amanda Pays ... Melissa Leftridge
Talia Balsam ... Sharon Raymond
Kim Hunter ... Amanda Hollins
Timothy Gibbs Timothy Gibbs ... Hart Phillips
Peter Frechette ... Brad Baxter
Julia Montgomery ... Cindy Russell
Bunky Jones ... Nell Valentine (as Bunki Z)
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ... Harry
Bennet Guillory ... Dr. Stone
Edgar Small Edgar Small ... Dr. Larson
Jim Boeke Jim Boeke ... Jackson (as James Boeke)
Randy Harrington Randy Harrington ... Paramedic
Benjamin J. Perry ... Porsche Driver (as Ben Perry)
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Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with some of John's friends they go to Amanda's house, but none are prepared for what they find there. Written by Ghost <sga@iconz.co.nz>

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Anthony isn't your typical bottle baby... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1987 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,407,024
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The Kindred: Meh!
9 May 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Another "When science goes bad" themed b-movie film about a son who discovers the extent of his mothers experiments and the creature that lives within the bowels of her home.

Truth be told The Kindred has some good ideas, some of the practical effects are great and it's not entirely awful. Sadly on the flip side it's not very well made, for every decent sfx there is a poor one and the characters are instantly forgettable.

The Kindred is one of those very few films I'd like to see a reboot of, or at least modern sequel. The potential is there, it just needs a budget and a decent team to put all the pieces together.

In it's current form The Kindred is a barely passable effort that I'd advise only big fans of the genre give time to.

The Good:

Some great practical effects

A few good ideas

One decent death scene

The Bad:

Some poor practical effects

Weak construction

Doesn't meet its potential

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Had Japan made this film it would have been an entirely different movie, you know......the tentacles!


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