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      The Frankenstein Syndrome

      2010 1h 30m Horror List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Horror strikes when a stem-cell researcher (Tiffany Shepis) develops a serum that brings the dead back to life. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Picked this one up cheap because of the involvement of cute little Tiffany Shepis, and she's decent enough in it, but overall the idea of scientists playing in the realm of God didn't really blow my skirt up. It's watchable, but nothing all that extraordinary. Rental? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member everytime you think it going somewhere it takes two steps back often at times off into left field Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Frances H Really effective sci-fi horror flick, with same message as the Mary Shelley novel--there are some borders science shouldn't cross. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/19/12 Full Review Audience Member Dr. Walton (Ed Lauter), a wealthy man, is dying. So he enlists the help of some of the top doctors in the country to illegally make a serum from stem cells to re-ignite his dying organs. The youngest doctor, Elizabeth (Tiffany Shepis), agrees to help because he accepted her mother, who is also dying of cancer, to his treatment facility. At first, what turns out to be a prideful escapade for Elizabeth and the others soon turns extremely dark, as they play God with dead bodies, re-animating them, mostly with some valid success. Unfortunately they keep dying, until they bring back to life a man who has no memory of his past life, and must be taught over again how to eat, speak, and do everyday activities. However, their success soon turns to terror as he acquires newfound abilities - including telekinesis and mind-reading, and goes on a murderous rampage. This is a modern take on the Frankenstein fable, and it was a surprisingly good one. The acting was above most B-rated flicks, the effects were cool, and it didn't look like a low-budget mess. The story had me compelled to watch from beginning to end, even though I knew what was going to happen (it was all a flashback of Elizabeth giving a deposition to two FBI officers), but it was still intriguing to see how it all developed. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a gory little treat of a horror movie--I was pleasantly surprised. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I am a fan of unhappy endings when they are suitable, in more than just the horror genre of films. I can even appreciate endings of uncertainty when they have a purpose (one good example being "The Graduate"). But the last half hour of this movie is buckshot, sprayed in all different directions without any attempt to hit a target. I would not care so much except this movie has a potentially good story to tell, so it's easy to get sucked in if you start watching. Then it deflates slowly enough that you don't notice in time to avoid wasting all of the 90 minutes it takes to watch it. If even one person reads this and can save an hour and a half of their life for something else then this rating has not been in vain. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Horror strikes when a stem-cell researcher (Tiffany Shepis) develops a serum that brings the dead back to life.
      Director
      Sean Tretta
      Screenwriter
      Sean Tretta
      Production Co
      Ominous Productions, NWR Productions
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 8, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 30m