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Laboratory (1980)

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Complete credited cast:
Ken Washington
... (as Corinne Michaels)
Garnett Smith
June Kim


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Saturday afternoon madness.
18 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was one of those Saturday afternoon movies that always played on my local TV station, which ran mostly obscure films and syndicated TV shows. "Laboratory" was one of the weirder ones that always popped up.

The exact plot is kind of fuzzy due to the passage of time, but I remember it opening with the abduction of several humans by an alien ship (or something). The budget wasn't really big on special effects, they staged a bunch of scenarios where the people were simply "beamed up" into the spaceship, i.e. they just disappeared while doing normal things like getting the newspaper from the driveway.

There was a cross-section of people who were abducted, although I really only remember a priest and an Asian woman. The humans were put through a number of tests like guinea pigs. A lot of the tests were mental, and it had to do with these human beings fighting and double-crossing one another while trying to escape the spaceship. For instance, there was one bitchy lady who wanted to hurt people. The priest came across this alien machine that shocked people and she somehow managed to trick him into "electrocuting" himself on it. But it's OK, in the end everyone was fixed, all the dead ones were revived, and the people were returned to the place of abduction as if nothing had ever happened, except for the Asian lady. Apparently they dissected her and couldn't put her back together again (or something).

I'm not sure, but I don't think they ever showed the aliens, either. I could be mistaken, but I think I remember wondering why they never did show what the aliens looked like.

Weird, to say the least, and a very obscure film, but one that I remember with a certain fondness for some reason. Must have been the beginnings of my affection for strange films.

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