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Progeny (1998)

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

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Brian Yuzna

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Stuart Gordon (story), Aubrey Solomon (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Vosloo ... Dr. Craig Burton
Jillian McWhirter ... Sherry Burton
Brad Dourif ... Dr. Bert Clavell
Lindsay Crouse ... Dr. Susan Lamarche
Wilford Brimley ... Dr. David Wetherly
Willard E. Pugh ... Eric Davidson
David Wells ... Dr. Duke Kelly
Jan Hoag ... Nurse Ida
Lydia De Luccia Lydia De Luccia ... Night Nurse
Don Calfa ... Jimmy Stevens
Timilee Romolini ... Devon Thompson
Nora Paradiso ... Karen Boglia
Patty Toy ... Nurse Jane
Susan Ripaldi Susan Ripaldi ... Nurse Della
John Moskal ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ameaça Alienígena See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Progeny Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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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Typical Yuzna stuff, with a slimy alien twist.
5 June 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Progeny is about a husband and wife who experience time loss while making love. Completely unaware of what this bizarre experience means they try to go on with their lives. The hubby begins questioning the bizarre event and gets help through a very annoying psychiatrist. He comes to believe that aliens are responsible for this lapse in time and that the unborn baby he once thought was his and his wife's actually belongs to the aliens.

If ya ask me, this is a great scifi/horror story. Taking a highly questionable real-life scenario involving alien abduction and hybrid breeding is definite thumbs up from this guy. I love all things related to aliens and this story definitely delivered some good ideas. So if you also share an interest in things extraterrestrial, you should be pretty happy with Progeny. At least story-wise anyways.

Unfortunately the movie overall is pretty average. With average acting by all actors. Yep, even by the consistently awesome Mr. Dourif, who still does deliver the best performance. Though the black head doctor, delivers his lines really well. There are a few points in the flick where some of the delivery is cringe or laugh worthy, which is fine in my book. I like them cheesy and this had a little bit of some nice stinky cheese, and I mean that in a good way.

Anyways, with a less than stellar script you can't really blame all the actors. I especially didn't care for the Mother Hysteria the film went for. She wanted a baby so badly that she'd neglect and dismiss everything her loving husband (who's a doctor!!) said to her. It almost reached a point where you actually didn't care what happened to her.

The Progeny is another flick by Brian Yuzna from the icky-sticky film, Society. Again he delivers some slimy effects, and again he delivers a pretty unique tale of horror. If you're into scifi/horror or are a fan of Dourif and or Yuzna films, there's no real reason not to check out this flick if you get the chance. A generous 7 outta 10.


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