I’ve told a lot of my friends – without being asked by the way – to avoid this series of movies no matter what. If you don’t know the premise of these films…good. I’ll just say it’s poorly done body horror. These were clearly made for shock value and to make people sick at the very idea presented. Ideas like this can actually work if done intelligently, but that’s not the case here.
The first movie, though suffering from these problems, at least had an interesting character in the insane doctor performing the experiment, but the following two movies destroy any faint hope that there would be something interesting here.
The second movie does not allow for any suspension of disbelief, and makes the viewer repeatedly think “this is stupid” several times during each scene. At least having a doctor in the first movie allowed for the extremely remote possibility of this happening.
The final installment is possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. The characters have the intelligence of poorly lobotomized monkeys, yet they have entire teams of people go ahead with their plans. There’s even a potentially clever interpretation of the villains from the first two movies which is overwhelmed by horrifically bad acting and writing, though in all fairness to the actors the writing is so terrible that there may have been no way to save their performances.
I almost decided not to write this post because I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I even saw one of these movies. Don’t make the same mistake I made when I saw an unusual looking movie on Netflix and then hoped the sequels would be somewhat redeeming. Watch The Fly (1986) instead if you want a good body horror movie.
Series Rating: 1/5 ★ (I’d go lower if I could)