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Mind Ripper (1995)

The Outpost (original title)
Government scientists attempt to reanimate a corpse they found in the desert, but end up inadvertently creating a monster.

Director:

Joe Gayton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lance Henriksen ... Stockton
Claire Stansfield ... Joanne
John Diehl ... Alex
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Wendy (as Natasha Wagner)
Gregory Sporleder ... Rob
Giovanni Ribisi ... Scott
Dan Blom ... Thor
Adam Solomon Adam Solomon ... Mark
John Apicella ... Larry
Peter Shepherd Peter Shepherd ... Frank
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Storyline

A top secret experiment intended to produce a superhuman has gone terribly wrong. Now the creators, trapped in a remote desert outpost, are being pursued ruthlessly by their creation. With the door sealed from within, there is no way out. Written by Tommy Henry <tommyhenry@beta.delphi.com>

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Live In Horror Die In Fear See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi gore and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Was originally written as the second sequel to The Hills Have Eyes (1977) but changed before filming began. It is however to be considered a unofficial sequel among fans of the film series. See more »

Goofs

Before Rob leaves Joanne with the shotgun, he racks his pistol and then decocks the hammer, which should leave a round in the chamber. After reaching the top of the ladder, he pulls the pistol out of his pocket and racks it again. This would have ejected the unused round needlessly. See more »

Quotes

Joanne: Rob, I can fix it!
Rob: Yeah, well, I can fix it better.
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Alternate Versions

German TV-Version was cut for violence and gore. 18-rated Rental-Video is also cut. See more »

Connections

References Aliens (1986) See more »

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You really need to be drunk to enjoy this
30 August 2004 | by WagonWheelTableSee all my reviews

I just bought this as part of a Wes Craven DVD box set (along with Scream, The Hills Have Eyes, and The Last House on the Left) and felt ever so slightly conned. The film is not directed by Wes Craven (he has an executive producer credit) and a dream box set would omit this sci-fi B-movie in favour of Nightmare on Elm Street (I would settle for The People Under the Stairs).

With that being said, this is an ideal film for watching with a gang of drunk mates after a night in the pub. It's a creature feature in a remote claustrophobic environment and it ticks along quite nicely on a sub-Alien template, taking advantage of all the usual sci-fi horror clichés. The monster is cheap but effective and it is sympathetically played. The rest of the characters are just monster fodder and are badly underwritten, though a father-son theme breaks through to complement the monster-creator theme. Lance Henrikson, the brunette girl in the shower, and the bloke who plays Phoebe's brother in Friends are worth watching. The rest of the cast stink. There are enough gruesome moments to keep a drunken audience's interest. It's also fun ticking off the clichés as they mount up, and laughing at the obvious dialogue. I defy anyone (after a few drinks) not to laugh at the last scene.

So not a classic sci-fi horror, but an entertaining mess of a movie with redeeming qualities, best viewed with friends and alcohol.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hills Have Eyes Part 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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