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Growth (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 September 2010 (USA)
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Twenty years after a deadly outbreak of parasites at an island research facility, where most of the people were killed, survivor Jamie returns with her friends to sell her stake. But a new strain of parasite could blow the transaction.

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Gabriel Cowan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mircea Monroe ... Jamie Ackerman
Christopher Shand ... Justin Roberts
Nora Kirkpatrick ... Kristin Daniels
Brian Krause ... Marco
Richard Riehle ... Larkin
Lou Richards ... Dr. Macavire
Ian Patrick Williams ... Mason Lane
Jill Hoiles ... Amanda
Jessica Dercks Jessica Dercks ... Liz
Robert Pike Daniel ... Jake
Alexi Wasser ... Sarah
Kate Kelton ... Gina
Brad Culver ... Andy
Samantha Yonack Samantha Yonack ... Jen Anderson
Mackenzie Brooke Smith ... Gwen Anderson
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Storyline

In 1989, a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Cuttyhunk Island, gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising as subjects were experiencing heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But, something in the experiment went horribly wrong and the island mysteriously lost three quarters of its population. Jamie Akerman fled the outbreak, which took her mothers life, twenty years ago. She now returns with her boyfriend and step brother, to sell the family property. There, they uncover the key to Jamie's disturbing past, and the horrifying secrets long suppressed by the town leader, Larkin. Now, a new strain of parasite has emerged, and threatens the island once again. Jamie struggles to survive and escape the obsessive pursuit of the local islanders who know that she has inherited more than she could ever have imagined. Written by Brandon

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A Killer Step in Evolution See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Паразит See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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New Artists Alliance See more »
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DTS

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Mason: Ah, coming to touch greatness again?
Larkin: No. I came to see the man who spoke of greatness but never understood what it meant.
Mason: That hurts my feelings.
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Camp Jabberwocky
Written by Nora Kirkpatrick
Performed by Nora Kirkpatrick
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Not all that creepy and crawly
2 February 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Didn't have too much expectations to this movie, as it already seemed like a fairly low budget movie on the cover. I loved the movie Slither, so I thought I would give this one a look as well.

The story had potential, had it been properly executed on the screen. There was just something missing from the entire movie, that magical something to tie the movie together and make it come together in a greater coherent meaning.

The worms/parasites were nicely made, though I had little understanding for why they needed to make those screechy noises. But I guess it was for effect, perhaps they had seemed more boring and dull without a sound. But then again, a silent killer is more terrifying, right? Just look at Jason Voorhees.

As for the cast? Well, it was good that it was fairly unknown actors and actresses to me. I think I just recognized two people in the entire movie. Some managed to do a good job, while others could have been better.

This is the type of movie that you watch once, and never pick it up again. So many things could have made this movie better. It is not an all together bad experience. I liked parts of the movie, and the ending was a blast.

There are tons of mad creature movies out there, this one is not one to avoid, but not one that sits at the top of the "to watch" list either. It wasn't scary, but not dull either. I sat through it all in one go and didn't have the urge to change it for something else.

Below average movie, but if you like creepy crawlers give it a go, just for the heck of it and if you go nothing more important to do.


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