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Nathaniel Pickman Wingate has opened a gateway to another dimension using equations and equipment in his basement laboratory. His wife, Nancy, wants him to get ready for his own birthday ... See full summary »

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Christopher Gasti ... Desmon
Dru-Anne Cakmis ... Jasmine
Kate Alexander ... Angelica Wingate
Dan Evans ... Sam Wingate
Laura O'Malley ... Nancy Wingate
Chuck Bartelle ... Floyd
David Allan Shaw ... Rev. Lawrence Newman
Andrew Ross Litzky ... Alex
Harry S. Robins ... Nathan Wingate
Allison Rachel Golde ... Linda Wingate
Lynn Applebaum ... Emma
Holly Corbett ... Waitress at Cafe
Jeff Robins ... Albert
Marc Hayden Bryman ... Harold
Steven G. Allen ... Stew
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Nathaniel Pickman Wingate has opened a gateway to another dimension using equations and equipment in his basement laboratory. His wife, Nancy, wants him to get ready for his own birthday party. He wants his son Sam to help him. Sam is up in his room looking at pictures of Jasmine on his computer, and a poster of her arrives which he puts in his closet. Although it is Nathan's birthday, the family is enthralled by a visit from Cousin Desmon, who is now a count in Liechtenstein. While Sam is away getting equipment for his father with his friend Alex, his father gets sucked into the other dimension, and a creature from the parallel universe escapes, pursued by another. The first temporarily traps the second with its spit, attacks Desmon, and becomes a duplicate, absorning his thoughts from the unconscious body. The other manages to get free, and unable to find a human to mimic, finds the poster of Jasmine, and becomes her. Sam soon finds her, and becomes his new girlfriend, but she has ... Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <shutch4543@student.csi.cuny.edu>>

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Count Desmon Is Coming. Be Happy. But Worry. See more »

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4 October 1990 (Netherlands)  »

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Campy, deliberately stilted, hilariously bad.
22 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The critics hate it... but only the ones with no sense of humor. This film will probably be to our generation what Plan Nine From Outer Space was to our parents. It's so bad it's good, deliciously good! The mad doctor is frumpy and completely self absorbed. The monster is-- well-- beyond words! The first time you see it, you think "what the f--" But by the second time, it gets to be like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. You want to shout out replies and retorts to the actors! If you're a fan of the weird and wonderful, this is a must-see film! I had the same feeling after seeing "Eraserhead". I hated it. But I felt I had to see it again, despite my better judgment. Now I look forward to any opportunity to see either film again and again. These dark comedies are an acquired taste, but well worth it.


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