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Hideous! (1997)

A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must battle against some of their collections which aren't as dead as ... See full summary »

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Charles Band

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Neal Marshall Stevens (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast overview:
Michael Citriniti Michael Citriniti ... Dr. Lorca
Rhonda Griffin ... Elvina Shaw
Mel Johnson Jr. ... Napoleon Lazar
Jacqueline Lovell ... Sheila
Tracie May Tracie May ... Belinda Yost
Jerry O'Donnell ... Detective Leonard Kantor
Andrew Johnston Andrew Johnston ... Martin
Mircea Constantinescu Mircea Constantinescu ... Alf
Alexandru Agarici Alexandru Agarici ... Dougie
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A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must battle against some of their collections which aren't as dead as they seem... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Deformed. Devious. Depraved.

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Rated R for some sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2005 (France) See more »

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Criaturas See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Napoleon Lazar: If he can hear you, why is he knocking at all? why doesn't he just answer?
Elvina: Maybe he's a deaf-mute.
Belinda Yost: Elvina, if you were deaf, how could he hear the questions?
Elvina: Well maybe he, I don't know.
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The Good, The Bad & The HIDEOUS!
28 March 2004 | by SqurpleboySee all my reviews

Ok, with a title like HIDEOUS! you know right off-the-bat that the

filmmakers weren't out to win any Oscars with this offering.

Surprisingly though, what director Charles Band and his co-horts

at Full Moon Pictures do accomplish is a much better B-movie

than one might expect.



The plot is simple yet completely deranged: a "biological oddities

broker", Belinda Yost (Tracy May), and her two, wealthy, high-profile

collector clients, Napolean Lazar (Mel Johnson Jr.) and Dr. Lorca

(Michael Citriniti), square off against one another over a deformed

specimen found at a local sewer filtration plant. One has his half- naked, gorilla-mask wearing assistant Sheila (Jaqueline Lovell)

steal it while the other hires a P.I., Det. Kantor (Gerard O' Donnell)

to track it down. Everyone winds up in a strange, Transylvanian

castlesque mansion fighting one another until, lo-and-behold,

monsters come to life and all hell breaks loose!



Granted the story isn't great, or barely even good, but the film does

manage to shine in a few areas. The cinematography, despite

what is obviously constructed on a reduced budget, is top-notch.

The film is also well-directed, given the poor material with which it

contends. Well paced and shot. And some of the portrayals and

acting/actors are much better than what one might encounter in

similar features and situations; on one end, fine performances are

given by Lovell (who is very easy on the eyes, I might add), May and

O'Donnell (O'Donnell should be making "real" pictures), but then

we have to contend with over-indulgent, ham from Citriniti,

Johnson Jr. and Rhonda Griffin. It comes out even I suppose.



But the most disappointing aspect of HIDEOUS! by far has to be

the creature effects. They are just plain awful. The deformed

monstrosities look more like skinned Muppets, yet with 50 times

less articulation. They can barely move, mutter incessantly, run

around oozing goo and bring the possibilities of the picture down

quite considerably. And the "sex-scene" is too unbelievably stupid

to describe, but is a must-see! Yes, HIDEOUS! is meant to have a

comic undertone for certain, but chances are the viewer won't be

laughing "with" the makers of this ugly nugget.



5/10. This all could have been avoided if they'd used

Tupperware...


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