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Aberration (1997)

Mutant lizards attack a woman on the run hiding out in a cabin in the woods.

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Tim Boxell
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pamela Gidley ... Amy Harding / Alex Langdon
Simon Bossell ... Marshall Clarke
Valeriy Nikolaev Valeriy Nikolaev ... Uri Romanov (as Valery Nikolaev)
Helen Moulder Helen Moulder ... Mrs. Miller
Norman Forsey Norman Forsey ... Mr. Peterson
Merlin Merlin ... Frankie, the cat
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A nature field researcher is investigating the strange extinction of small animals and insects in the area, which indicates that something is wrong. His suspicions are soon to be proven right when he meets May, who lives in a cabin in the forest nearby. May says that her house is infested by small creatures that she thinks are mice or rats. When the couple search the house further, they notice that they're not rodents or insects. They are fast evolving lizards that have the appetite for animals and humans, no matter what size their prey are... Written by distant thunder <dthunder@dlc.fi>

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Where civilisation ends...the nightmare begins!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence and gore, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Echsenjagd See more »

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Budget:

NZD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Several times near the end of the film the hand guns are obviously out of ammo, but are not in the next shot. This happens, for instance, when Uri is shooting in the bedroom, and again when Marshall is using the gun in the living room. See more »

Quotes

Marshall Clarke: I guess you could say you paid your dues.
Amy Harding: I paid my dues. I paid for it in my cat, my house, two goldfishes, and $50,00's worth!
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Featured in Svengoolie: Aberration (2001) See more »

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Paper Cup
Written by McDonell
Performed by Andy McDonell and the Sinners
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
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pamela gidley haha
20 October 2005 | by agamemnon3See all my reviews

pamela gidley shows that she really knows how to take control of mutated reptiles, although she can't do too much with the script. the actors are so forgettable that the creatures should get top billing. on-screen chemistry between gidley and simon bossell is perhaps the worst ever if not for the recent star wars trilogy.

the effects and props are outlandish but there's plenty of them - a guy's head explodes and you've gotta love that, another guy gets eaten by mutant lizards, and there's an absolutely great scene toward the end where gidley almost loses her leg to a hasty operation on (of all places) the counter in the general store. more lizard battles follow, lots of blood, puss, etc. it's a miracle that the characters' lack of anything resembling common sense didn't get them dusted in the first ten minutes.

if you're a fan of gore, crackerjack horror, B-anything, peter jackson's older work, or have a "thing" for pamela gidley, then you'll probably enjoy it. it succeeds where a lot of cheap movies fail, which is to say that while the plot is essentially brainless, it manages to stay consistently fun and entertaining. aberration's biggest drawback may be its 'TV movie' feel but given the subject it doesn't suffer much for it.


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