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An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Craig Burton
... Sherry Burton
... Dr. Bert Clavell
... Dr. Susan Lamarche
... Dr. David Wetherly
... Eric Davidson
... Dr. Duke Kelly
... Nurse Ida
Lydia De Luccia ... Night Nurse
... Jimmy Stevens
... Devon Thompson
... Karen Boglia
... Nurse Jane
Susan Ripaldi ... Nurse Della
... Henry (as John Moskal Jr.)
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An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

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There Are Some Things In The Universe That We Can't Understand


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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some horror violence/gore | See all certifications »

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30 March 1999 (USA)  »

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Ameaça Alienígena  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Actress Jillian McWhirter, who plays Sherry, said in interview how the scene where she gets raped by giant alien monster was shot but then due to some problems it had to be re-shot two different times. This is why the scene is so short in the movie. Originally the scene was meant to be longer, the alien monster was gonna try and calm Sherry down by fondling her nude body with its tentacles while holding her (just like other aliens did in earlier scenes), and part where it rapes her was also gonna be longer and more graphic. Three still photos showing McWhirter filming the original version of the scene in different location than it happens in the movie and while covered with slime on top of giant alien monster puppet that was used in the scene did appear in Femme Fatales article about her. See more »

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[About his wife's abduction by aliens]
Dr. Craig Burton: Why would they do this?
Dr. Bert Clavell: I don't know. Who can know? What do you figure animals think about when we experiment on them?
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Harman, Camille James was interviewed as herself for the Bonus Material on the DVD because she experienced the so-called "alien abduction" phenomenon herself. See more »

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surprisingly good
11 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

i caught this movie on showtime one weekend afternoon, expecting a good ole b-grade gore-fest... boy, was i surprised... :OP this turned out to be one of the better horror movies i've seen in a long time, and i've seen my fair share... while there were a couple of scenes which were extremely gory, they were the exception, rather than the norm... i rather liked the way in which the entire film kept you really wondering if the good doctor was really crazy, as everyone else thought... one thing i didn't really like about the film was the very last scene, which i personally felt detracted from the film... i thought it would have been more effective if it had left the ending more open to interpretation, which it would have been had they not included the very last 30 seconds... but that was about my only substantial complaint about this film, which provided a good sense of suspense and dread, as well as keeping you guessing as to the whole "crazy vs sane" aspect of the story... the alien abduction sequences, in particular the last one involving the wife, were quite reminiscent of japanese hentai, specifically tentacles... just thought i'd mention that... quite disturbing...

overall, i'd give this an 8 out of 10, but be aware that it does not cater to a large audience...


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