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Mutator (1989)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1991 (USA)
A beast gets loose in a laboratory, killing all in it's way. A former scientist, now working as a custodian tries to stop it.


John R. Bowey


Lynn Rose Higgins (screenplay), Lynn Rose Higgins (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Brion James ... David Allen
Carolyn Ann Clark Carolyn Ann Clark ... Taylor
Milton Raphael Murill Milton Raphael Murill ... Travers
Embeth Davidtz ... Jennifer
Neil McCarthy Neil McCarthy ... Adam
Lindsay Orbach Lindsay Orbach ... Tina
Greg Latter Greg Latter ... Murphy
Brian O'Shaughnessy Brian O'Shaughnessy ... Axelrod
Denis Smith Denis Smith ... Professor
Lyn Hooker Lyn Hooker ... Receptionist
Tjaart Potgieter Tjaart Potgieter ... Blinky
Charles Comyn Charles Comyn ... Harry
Martin Dewee Martin Dewee ... Bookie
Brad Morris Brad Morris ... Workman One
Sean Beukes Sean Beukes ... Workman Two


A beast gets loose in a laboratory, killing all in it's way. A former scientist, now working as a custodian tries to stop it.

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Scientists created a new life form that only lasted a few hours. The truth is...it's still alive.


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Terrible in one sense - Sensational in another!!!
9 August 2003 | by bobhockey86See all my reviews

To me, there are two types of poor film. The first type are those that you fall asleep watching. Yet this is not one of those. This film is of the type that is supposed to be a horror and yet it makes you laugh and cringe at how bad it is. But here is the weird thing with poor horror's. You sit there, usually until the end laughing at how bad the "scary" bits are. And this film is the undisputed king of "tacky horror" - a genre that is supposed to be horror and yet turns out to be a comedy. Would I recommend this film? Not to a person who loves to be scared by a film. Not to those who would turn off a film because its so poor (and this film is by no means an exception) But to people who thought that The Exorcist was more of a comedy than a horror and who watch it because of this reason - this IS the ultimate movie for you.

Terrible in one sense - Sensational in another!!!

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