Remember Scared to Death? That monster suit movie may not have moved many folks, but producer Jack F. Murphy loved the creature in it so much he wanted to make another movie about it. Original director William Malone had moved on — some sources say he was making Creature, but that was in 1985 — so George Elanjian Jr. (who had had a career in reality TV before there was reality TV, directing That’s Incredible!, Candid Camera and Real Stories of the Highway Patrol) came on board.
Charitably, this movie is a mess, but it’s anchored by Re-Animator bad guy David Gale who absolutely takes huge bites out of the scenery every single time he shows up.
Norton Cyberdyne builds high-tech military technology and their latest superweapon is Syngenor (SYNthesized GENetic ORganism), a Giger-ish creature made for deployment in the Middle East. These scientists are so smart that they made an unkillable creature that can continually lay eggs and reproduce, making more invincible slimy monsters.
Their headquarters is really Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel and the lab is just a kitchen with sheets all over everything. And one of the two writers of this movie, Brent V. Friedman, would go on to also create the scripts for Hollywood Hot Tubs 2: Educating Crystal and Mortal Kombat Annihilation. If you think the latter is bad, you should see where he got started.
I have no idea why Vinegar Syndrome hasn’t released this yet. You haven’t lived until you see Gale get on his knees to suck off a female employee’s finger or kill all of his employees while wearing a bunny mask. This is his movie, so don’t you ever forget it.
You can watch this on YouTube.
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