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Dark Universe (1993)

On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The ... See full summary »

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... Rod Kendrick
Blake Pickett ... Kim Masters
Laurie Sherman ... Judy Lawson (as Cherie Scott)
Bently Tittle ... Tom Hanning
John Maynard ... Frank Norris
Paul Austin Sanders ... Jack Reese
Patrick Moran ... Carlson
Tom Ferguson ... Denning
Steve Barkett ... Steve Thomas
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Birdwatcher (as Dave Ward)
Beth McCollister ... Birdwatcher
Henry Laurence ... Old Trapper
Frank Peacock ... Boat Pilot
Grant Austin Waldman ... Tourist 1
F. Grace O'Hea ... Tourist 2
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On its way back to Earth, the space shuttle Nautilus passes through a cloud of alien spores causing its sole occupant, astronaut Steve Thomas to transform into a blood-thirsty monster. The shuttle crashes into a swampy region of central Florida, creating a situation which threatens contagion and/or death to all who encounter the shuttle or its mutated pilot. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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One Lean, Mean Slime Machine!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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29 December 1993 (USA)  »

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The scenes with Steve Barkett and Joe Estevez were filmed in Fred Olen Ray's backyard. See more »

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Near the end of the film, Judy Lawson fires a single-shot flare pistol at the monster. Moments later, she fires a second time with no evidence of having reloaded. See more »

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Edited from Bad Girls from Mars (1990) See more »

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Extremely cheap and awful monster movie.
19 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

An astronaut gets infected by space spores and turns into one of the stupidest looking creatures I have ever seen.His spaceship crashes in a Florida swamp and the monster quickly begins killing people.There are some hilarious moments in this piece of utter garbage like the attack of armadillo or a worm bursting out of some idiot's neck.There is a decent amount of gore,but the film lacks any scares and features almost no nudity.The plot is bland and the final showdown with an alien is so utterly ridiculous that it defies description.I have seen plenty of awful Z-grade horror flicks in my time and "Dark Universe" is among the worst.It truly reeks.2 out of 10.


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