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Actors: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg, Ivana Milicevic
Director: Marcus Nispel
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2005     1hr 28min

From the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and producer Martin Scorsese comes this contemporary re-telling of Mary Shelleyıs gothic horror classic. Renowned scientist Victor Helios (Kretschmann) and his prototype cre...  more »


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Actors: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg, Ivana Milicevic
Director: Marcus Nispel
Creators: Dean R. Koontz, Ian Sander, Jacky Lee Morgan, John J. Anderson, John Shiban, Mary Shelley
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/13/2005
Original Release Date: 10/10/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Anthony B. from MILWAUKEE, WI
Reviewed on 3/12/2010...
Movie is quite dark with an exhausting storyline. The book was much more detailed, and this was a made-for-TV show. Not bad for a pilot. Leaves so much more to build on. Wish it had been made into the series.
John R. (walking13) from INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Reviewed on 9/2/2009...
Guy S. (guysmiliey) from DINOSAUR, CO
Reviewed on 3/27/2009...
This was one of the best movies Genres for a modern day Frankenstein (better built almost perfect creatures)
movie I have seen. Parker Posey and Thomas Kretschmann were great, worth the time to watch ...too bad the series did not continue.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First suggestion: read the book which Dean Koontz and Kevin Anderson wrote after they parted ways with the USA Network. Then this failed tv pilot will have a little more credence. It's unusual translation of the much used plot is unique in its conception, and I hope that someone might take it upon themselves to continue, as the book series is quite entertaining thus far. Parker Posey is good as Detective Carson O'Connor, but Adam Goldberg is miscast as her wisecracking sidekick. Thomas Krestchmann (so good in a small but pivotal role in THE PIANIST) doesn't quite have the megalomaniac frenzy that's in the novels, but he does an admirable job. Michael Madsen is more subdued than usual in his role as Detective Jonathan Harker (irony with a name taken from fellow gothic thriller DRACULA). Vincent Perez makes an interesting Deucalion, but he's not used in the movie very much so far. The lighting and direction are sharp, and the music appropriate. I don't know if we'll see anymore in this adaptation, so don't be surprised at the open ending."
Turn on a light already!
John M. Dlugosz | Allen, TX United States | 09/21/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"About 15 minutes into the movie, I wanted to shout at the filmmakers "turn on a light already!". It is dark. Even when it's light (outside daylight street) it's dark, like it was underexposed two stops. My wife and I were trying to place the lead actor, and I recognized his voice, as I could not see his face.

In one early scene, people were talking in a courthouse. The background was lit, but the people were not, giving them a backlit effect. The needed key lights or reflectors were simply not present. Yet it looked like a professionally shot movie, not just some guy holding a camera. So it was an intentional effect, even to the point of distraction.

The characters were often in silhouette, with parts of a face occasionally visible. But this effect was carried through to every scene, which debases the effect when they are indeed in a creepy place. And when it looks like a normal shot except for a missing light on the subject, it just looks wrong and annoying."
Let's get real, it's Parker Posey!
R. Michels | Long Beach, CA | 01/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, First the movie stares Parkery Posey! (LOVE HER) and second it is shot in New Orleans (LOVE IT!) So how could it be too bad? It's not! Based on Dean Koontz characters this is an entertaining film. My advice is buy the books so you will really understand what is going on. I, for one, will be glad when the sequal is released so I can complete my collection."