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Creature Unknown
Creature Unknown
Actors: Kristin Herold, Chase Masterson, Chris Hoffman, Maggie Grace, Cory Hardrict
Director: Michael Burnett
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2004     1hr 19min


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Actors: Kristin Herold, Chase Masterson, Chris Hoffman, Maggie Grace, Cory Hardrict
Director: Michael Burnett
Creators: Chase Masterson, Michael Burnett, Declan O'Brien, Eric Mittleman, Mark Indigaro, Scott Zakarin
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Razor
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/29/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 19min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Seems like a sci-fi made for TV movie.
Technopagan | The land of Hypocrisy | 08/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The good stuff :
The production quality is fantastic. This is a single sided DVD (4GB) and has better video quality than most of the big-hollywood dual-layer DVDs that I have. Im watching on a 200" screen with a Panasonic PT-AE500U projector, and very few DVDs I own look as good as this one. The sound is equally impressive. Whoever put this on DVD did a great job.

The acting is decent too, for a B movie its far better than average.

The bad stuff.
The story tries to have a few twists, but if you think you know what will happen you'll probably be right. Thats the trouble with movies like this, they are one trick. If you figure it out ahead of time, its just boring to watch, especially considering all the possibilities that were ignored. This is a movie that opens alot of doors, but never even peeks into them... you have a hot mad scientist, a genetic mutant monster, 4 hot women (and a couple dorky guys) SOOO much potential there! And I dont just mean excuses to show some skin - but I digress. Instead of going somewhere the story just goes through the standard paces. If all they wanted to do was make a cutesy little pseudo murder mystery with a "twist" at the end, they could have just done so. Why even have a monster? Why even have a scientist? Why even have all those babes and a lab, and genetic mutation stuff.... and all this potential!?!? Argh... (yeah, im a sicko, but also the likely intended audience)

Ultimately, this movie was disapointing (only a 3) because of missed great potential, with a little imagination alot more could have been done with this story and these characters. As it stands, I've seen this movie about 50 times already. Teens go to woods. Some teens die. Inconsequential plot twist. Survivors ride away. Small hint at sequel... Oh yeah, and I think I saw a monster. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz..zz.z.z"
Feature Uninspired
Ghoulie Guru | 01/24/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The monster from Enemy Mine somehow made his way into a small mountain community, where he has taken up residence. He's being hunted by a female doctor-turned-vigilante who is out to exterminate him. This female assassin, who looks like a refugee from a Motley Crue video, rides around on a motorcycle and tries to save a bunch of kids who have chosen to have a Big Chill weekend right smack dab in the middle of the monster's turf.

Decapitations and lots of blood are primarily in place to draw attention away from the story which limps along like a bad version of the Island of Dr. Moreau (and yes, it's worse than the one with Val Kilmer).
You got to be kidding me?
sinisterfiend666 | the master of Horror | 08/05/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I'm shocked that someone gave this 3 stars, but about fell out of my chair when someone gave it 5. This is it people, this is "the bad b-horror" movie everyone refers to when they talk about bad movies. This is the bottom, you need not search further. Want to see how bad horror can get? Rent it! I dare you! The good: a nice clean picture, the bad: (it has it all) bad acting, bad gore, very cheesy man in lizard costume running around jumping out of trees on people while you look through his eyes (distorted and blurry) most the movie is a image of this lizard-guy leaping from a tree, you hear a scream, and that's it. The FX suck, and there was far from enough gore. When the movie wasn't ticking me off from its cheesiness, it was putting me to sleep. I didn't even care if the monster was going to kill another person. The movie is the equivalent to giving big bird a knife and having him chase people (better yet not even that good, that might be scary). Watching this is the equivalent of wiping you're a s s"
A Satisfying Straight-To-DVD Monster Flick
One of many | somewhere in the blur | 08/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sparing you a briefing of the weak and equally useless plot, "Creature Unknown" is one of those direct-to-DVD horror flicks that are more fun than they are scary. The reason it's worth three stars is the monster. Ignoring the recent craze of CGI, the crew created a full-body suit for the actor playing the creature -- and the hard work certainly payed off. The costume is very realistic and keeps the viewer interested. But, sadly, that's all there is to this movie. The only reason you should rent "Creature Unknown" is if you're a monster fan who enjoys the simple pleasure of seeing a murderous creature rip apart naive teenagers (including decapitations and gut-slashing). Not to mention, decent special features such as bloopers, a documentary on the film, and a documentary on the creature."