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In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage looking for a girl to rape to start the process all over again.Written by
Donald O. Caselli <ASAInc@worldnet.att.net>
This movie isn't really all that bad. For one thing, it was released by MGM, who brought you such classics as The Wizard of Oz, probably the most popular American movie. But this movie isn't all that good, either. It's about a woman who gets raped by an alien, and the baby's life form there after. He has a normal life until he turns 18, when he develops a horrible anger problem and a taste for human flesh. At the end he transforms into a weird, Toxic-Avenger-looking monster, and rapes another woman. Then he dies. The end. The movie isn't really as gory some of the people here describe it as. There are a few stabbing-type killings, nothing too graphic. The highlight of the movie, and the most interesting part, is the transformation scene at the end. This is the most bizarre thing I've probably ever seen on any horror movie, it rivals the weird transformation in Altered States or the surgically-created freaks on the sequel to Re-Animator. I guess it's as realistic as they could get in 1982, but it's still laughably fake. It kind of reminds me of the hilarious face-ripping scene on Poltergeist, but you can tell that a lot of effort was put into it, (more than the rest of the movie anyway) unrealistic or not. For example, the kid looks completely normal (other than skin discoloration) while he's sitting up in the hospital bed making grunting noises, then it shows a woman scream off camera, then shows a ridiculosly exaggerated latex sculpture of his face with a giant green tongue lolling around eyes that looklike rolling, painted pingpong balls moving loosely in their sockets. Then there's some nifty bladder effects on his face, the likes of which can be seen on the movie Brain Damage. Again, the camera pans away again, then back to his head, now inflating like a balloon and looking kind of like a fetal cat's face. Then his face gets gradually smaller and back to guy-with-makeup-on-looking. Then he gets TOTALLY p-o'ed and goes on a rampage. So, this movie isn't a masterpiece, but watch it under the influence and it's not so bad. You'll definitely enjoy the ending more.
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