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Natural Selection (1999)

Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.


Mark Lambert Bristol (as Mark Bristol)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bowen ... Willie Dickenson
David Carradine ... Louis Dehoven
Darren E. Burrows ... Glenn Royce (as Darren Burrows)
Elizabeth Barondes ... Sally Dickensen
Missy Atwood Missy Atwood ... Marie Franklin
Marina Anderson ... Martha Graham (as Marina Carradine)
Joe Unger ... Detective Harry Richards
Bob Balaban ... Dr. William Powell
Stephen Root ... Mr. Crenshaw
Bill Wise ... Ferrel Dickenson
Johnny Hardwick Johnny Hardwick ... Documentary Director (voice)
Todd Lowe ... Jimmie Dickenson
Guilford Adams ... Colin Dickenson
Mark Miks Mark Miks ... Jamie Crenshaw
Bob Richardson Bob Richardson ... Coach Al Sand


Residents of an East Texas town react strangely when a serial killer invades their small town world.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster Slayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Coach Al Sand: Billy, quit covering your titties and play ball!
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


How Very Inconvenient
Written by Michael Fracasso
From WHEN I LIVED IN THE WILD on Bohemia Beat Records
Episode Sixteen Music/Bug Music (BMI)
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Ah, grasshopper....
9 October 1999 | by Mason-4See all my reviews

David Carradine (yes, the Kung Fu Carradine) plays a major role in this film, and, while he brings considerable talent to the cast -- perhaps the only talent -- much of the time he looks like an actor desperately seeking direction. I feel a little sorry for him. Carradine plays a maverick FBI agent who has gone a little haywire from brushing up against the madness of his serial killer quarry. He stays in a motel room lined with pages torn from a Bible -- a reference to The Omen in which a priest, driven mad by his quest for to confront and battle the Ultimate Evil, lives in a Bible page-lined cell. Carradine's delusional special agent sees his quarry going into a horrifically fast seizures, much like the terrifying spasms of the figures haunting the protagonist in Jacob's Ladder. There are, perhaps, hints of Pulp Fiction here and there as well. Yet these allusions are not enough to save the film -- if anything, they seem to be adolescent expressions of adulation rather than homage to the filmmaker's influences.

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