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Severed Ties (1992)

When a regeneration experiment on his severed arm grows a deadly reptilian creature instead of a limb, a mad scientist uses the serum on homeless crippled veterans to create an army and get his research back from his evil mother.

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Dr. Hans Vaughan
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Helena Harrison
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Stripes
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Harrison Harrison (as Billy Morrisette)
Johnny Legend ...
Preacher
Denise Wallace ...
Eve
Roger Perkovich ...
Lawrence
Bekki Vallin ...
Uta
Gerald Shidell ...
Dr. Harrison
Marilyn Penn-Lindley ...
Servant (as Marilyn Penn)
Julian Weaver ...
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Betty Perkovich ...
Bag Lady Bum
James Clermont ...
One-Eyed Bum
Dave Conseur ...
Thin Bum (as Dave Consoer)
Vincent Madeira ...
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Harrison is a young scientist who grew up under the thumb of his domineering rich posh mother Helena. Even in his adulthood she still has a stranglehold over him since she's financing his research based on the discoveries of his late scientist father. His obsession is to successfully use lizard DNA to stimulate regeneration of dead or dying tissue which could lead to cure for cancer or even regeneration of lost limbs in humans. He soon has a breakthrough but all his dreams are crushed when he learns that his manipulative mother and her unscrupulous boyfriend Dr. Hans Vaughn are planing to take all of his research from him and sell it as their own. Enraged, Harrison has an argument with his mother and Vaughn which ends in tragedy when an automated door accidentally sever his right arm. Harrison injects himself with his regeneration serum to try and grow a new hand. Unfortunately, it turns out that his new scaly limb has a killer mind of its own. Harrison runs away and finds shelter in ...

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Science out of control. Terror out on a limb.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong horror violence, and for language. | See all certifications »
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The last out of the three films released by the cult horror magazine Fangoria in the early 1990s, the other two being Children of the Night and Mindwarp. See more »

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Harrison Harrison: I had become what I despised most - a killer. My new mutant arms had turned on my friends and killed them. And there was no one to blame except myself. But I had no time for remorse or pity. I had time for only one thing - Eve.
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Dumb Gore Movie.
29 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Take a Barker concept ("Body Politic") & mix it with a dash of latter-day Herbert West - the results would in all probability resemble this dumb gore movie. Perhaps seasoned veterans (in this case Sommer & Reed) need a trash backdrop such as this to really let loose - and do they ever! The kind of film, that if your attention wavered (or you needed to go to the toilet...) , by the time you "came back", you'd swear you're watching a collection of out-takes from SOCIETY, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR & RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART 3 (apologies to Brian Yuzna). What the hell; Sommer is GREAT (a performance that would make Tim Curry look like a master of understatement), Johnny Legend's voice would seem more at home in a DeathMetal outfit - even some bargain-basement Freud thrown in for those of an academic bent. Unfortunate proof that a sincere love of horror movies doesn't automatically = superior product; probably a project that should have been produced by those who actively hate the genre in order to gain a degree of perspective.


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