Vicious

  • 2003
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

There will also be a market for rip-offs of films like PULP FICTION, HOME ALONE and THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, the last of which inspired this cheap and tacky horror picture. In hopes of saving their own high-ranking necks, US military officials pull the plug on a top secret defense project that has gone awry. Colonel Hardwick (Marco St. John) isn't bothered...read more

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There will also be a market for rip-offs of films like PULP FICTION, HOME ALONE and THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, the last of which inspired this cheap and tacky horror picture. In hopes of saving their own high-ranking necks, US military officials pull the plug on a top secret defense project that has gone awry. Colonel Hardwick (Marco St. John) isn't bothered about civilian casualties of his monster with military applications, but he does understand the downside of negative press and orders General Kane (special-effects artist and sometime actor Tom Savini) to abandon their field operation. Hardwick figures that the Pentagon can always tamper with Mother Nature at a later date, but Kane has grown fond of his man-made monster and has graduated from studying it to supplying the mutant with human victims. Whenever Kane runs into a hiker or camper, he points the unsuspecting unfortunate in the direction of the fiend's feeding grounds. When Kane refuses to follow orders, Hardwick sends in a pair of Marines to take him out; but they're no match for Kane, who refuses to relinquish his monstrous babysitting duties. Meanwhile, Barbara (Melanie Parker) and Doug (Brian Bremer), who are searching for pals who never returned from a fishing expedition, rescue a babbling woman who barely escaped the voracious creature's maw. Kane tries to steer them into the beast's lair, but Barbara and Doug prove more resourceful than other victims. They find Kane's cabin, peruse his files and learn what they're up against. But Kane sics the creature on them and it will take every skill they have to keep from being eaten. Savini doesn't have a lot of range but he's a vivid screen presence; unfortunately, his muscular menace can't redeem this oft-told tale nor compensate for the vacuousness of his co-stars.

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  • Released: 2003
  • Rating: R
  • Review: There will also be a market for rip-offs of films like PULP FICTION, HOME ALONE and THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, the last of which inspired this cheap and tacky horror picture. In hopes of saving their own high-ranking necks, US military officials pull the plu… (more)

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