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Metamorphosis (1990)

Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened ... See full summary »

Director:

George Eastman (as G. L. Eastman)

Writer:

George Eastman (as G. L. Eastman)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene LeBrock ... Dr. Peter Houseman (as Gene Le Brock)
Catherine Baranov ... Sally Donnelly
Harry Cason Harry Cason ... Dr. Mike Lester
David Wicker David Wicker ... Willy Carson
Jason Arnold Jason Arnold ... Tommy
Stephen Brown Stephen Brown ... Professor Lloyd
Tom Story Tom Story ... Professor Huston
Anna Colona Anna Colona ... Patricia Kelly
Wally Doyle Wally Doyle ... Inspector
Laura Gemser ... Prostitute
Serina Steinberg Serina Steinberg ... Patricia's friend
Wayne Potrafka Wayne Potrafka ... Old professor
Tim Wright Tim Wright ... Hopkins
Allison Stokes Allison Stokes ... Alice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Wade Morton Gary Wade Morton ... Doctor Owen
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Storyline

Dr. Peter Houseman is a brilliant geneticist who is working on a serum which will stop human aging, but his colleagues don't believe in his work. When his university funding is threatened by his skeptical benefactors, the doctor takes a desperate measure to justify his work. He administers the serum to himself, but the results are unexpected and horrendous. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Taglines:

Witness the Change!

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

DNA formula letale See more »

Filming Locations:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Budget:

ITL 600,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Filmirage See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Spain is was titled "Re-Animator 2", pretending to be a sequel of Re-Animator (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Peter is washing Patricia's face, the camera operator's hand is reflected in the tap. See more »

Quotes

Hopkins: What was it?
Old professor: A nightmare... from the past!
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese VHS has the uncut 96 minute version of the film. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Attack of the Gouda Cheese Monster...
23 July 2006 | by Jonny_NumbSee all my reviews

All the elements for a bad night at the movies are in place: dialog riddled with biological techno-babble, chintzy sets, balsa-wood acting, a horrific late-'80s Casio score, and an overall look that suggests anything on the Sci-Fi Channel's programming schedule, circa 1993. Though "Metamorphosis" starts off with a lot of promise, the film unravels into bland idiocy and MST3K-style cheese as Clark Kent wannabe 'Doctor' Peter Houseman (Gene LeBrock) is pressured into releasing information on his secretive projects. But when he tests his vague experiment on himself, he transforms into a vaguely-defined creature (that bears more than a passing resemblance to 'Dr. Freudstein' from "House by the Cemetery"). The FX work is fairly good for such an obviously low-budget production (though I suspect most of it is kept in shadow for a reason), but overall, "Metamorphosis" leaves a bad retro aftertaste in your guts, in spite of its hopes to sway us otherwise. I can't help but agree with one character's closing remark: "(It was) A nightmare...from the past!"


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