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Chimera (2003)

A small group of soldiers on a remote dew-line outpost in northern Canada discover that scientific experiments conducted there have created a horrible monster that has been terrorizing the base.

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Michael A. Martinez (as Mike A. Martinez)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tim Jahn Tim Jahn ... Sgt. Smith
George N. Thompson George N. Thompson ... Pvt. Harry Combs
Pete Stepovich Pete Stepovich ... Pvt. Richard Johnson
Marcus McLucas Marcus McLucas ... Pvt. Mark Little
Charles Pierce Charles Pierce ... Dr. Lesley White (as Charlie Pierce)
Brandon Baca Brandon Baca ... Burke
Greg S. Campbell Greg S. Campbell ... Lt. Sergei Schloika
Raymond L. Martinez Raymond L. Martinez ... Fake Shemp
Michael A. Martinez Michael A. Martinez ... Fake Shemp (as Mike A. Martinez)
Dan Warlick Dan Warlick ... Fake Shemp
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A small group of soldiers on a remote dew-line outpost in northern Canada discover that scientific experiments conducted there have created a horrible monster that has been terrorizing the base.

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exploitation | werewolf | See All (2) »


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Country:

Sweden | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Werewolf Cult Chronicles, Part 1: Chimera See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The ending was changed while filming because of budget restrictions. The original ending featured the soldier getting thrown into the helicopter rotors by the werewolf. This was never filmed and changed by the director. See more »

Alternate Versions

At the CineVegas International Film Festival, 2003, a 10 minute version was released. It was nominated and won a Schoolarship award. See more »

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References After Death (Oltre la morte) (1989) See more »

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So-So Indie Werewolf Short Film
11 November 2006 | by hmckielSee all my reviews

When I was watching CHIMERA, I got the feeling I was watching something from the late seventies. That isn't a bad thing. Likewise, CHIMERA isn't a bad film. At only 22 minutes long, it dosen't wear out its welcome and the film makers clearly did the best they could with the ultra-low budget they had.

In fact, bad audio and some wooden acting are really the only problems CHIMERA suffered from. The gun and gore effects, though rare, are decent, and the direction is kind of nifty at times, but we never actually see the Werewolf aside from its hands. Plus, there were times when I had to adjust my speakers to hear what the actors were saying.

The plot revolves around a group of soldiers investigating an abandoned research facility in the Arctic Circle, and lo and behold, they find a Werewolf that kills them off one by one. Sure, its generic, but I don't mind unoriginality much, just as long the film itself isn't that bad.

And CHIMERA isn't that bad. It has a couple suspenseful moments, and does something imaginative with its generic plot line. I'd recommend seeing it at least once. Now if only the audio wasn't so bad...


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