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Screamers: The Hunting (2009)

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A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "... See full summary »

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Sheldon Wilson

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Philip K. Dick (inspired by the short story "Second Variety" by), Tom Berry (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Holden ... Lt. Victoria Bronte
Jana Pallaske ... Schwartz
Lance Henriksen ... Orsow
Greg Bryk ... Cmdr. Andy Sexton
Christopher Redman ... Rafe Danielli
Tim Rozon ... Madden
Dave Lapommeray ... Sgt. Romulo (as Dave La Pommeray)
Jody Richardson Jody Richardson ... Soderquist
Stephen Amell ... Guy
Holly Uloth ... Hannah (as Holly O'Brien)
Darryl Hopkins Darryl Hopkins ... Dwight
Stephen Lush Stephen Lush ... Bryce (as Steve Lush)
Stephen Dunn ... Teenage Screamer Boy 1
Justin Madol Justin Madol ... Teenage Screamer Boy 2
Sarah Small Sarah Small ... Teenage Screamer Girl
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A group of humans arrive on Sirius 6-B to investigate an SOS signal sent out from the planet, which has been supposedly deserted since the destruction of the man-made weapons known as "screamers." Once the squad arrives, they find a group of human survivors eking out an existence in an old military outpost, but more important, they discover that the threat of the screamers has become even more insidious, now that they're able to morph into human form. Written by Anonymous

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The Perfect Weapon Is Now The Ultimate Killing Machine


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Rated R for sci-fi creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screamers 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Pope Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Oddly, the rescue team uses Vietnam War-era ALICE canteens, despite most modern armies adopting Camelbak-style hydration systems in the late 90s. See more »

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The inside of the space ship has a stairwell with an exit sign and a hand railing. See more »

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Guy: They're prototypes. The newest variety.
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[credits end] The characters, screamers and events depicted in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or screamers, living or dead is purely coincidental and not intended. No screamers were harmed in the making of this motion picture. See more »

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Moderately entertaining but mediocre after all
20 March 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Next to the horror,sci-fi is my favorite genre but,in the world of straight-to-DVD cinema,there are not too many movies which could be totally considered from that genre.I think I have an explanation for that : it's much cheaper to steep the actors with domestic blood than putting them into a futuristic spaceship.Sure,there are some good sci-fi movies made straight-to-DVD which do not need special effects for expressing audacious ideas and interesting concepts,but it is unfortunately very weird to find joys like Primer,Suspension and The Man From Earth.However,the every time more accessible special effects are making the appearance of movies which do not precisely want to express the rich legacy from the science fiction easier.That movies also sweep the actors with domestic blood while they are on a spaceship or on a distant planet.That's not the ideal situation,but I am not an enemy of the escapist entertainment which combines aspects from my two favorite genres.So,I have to say I enjoyed films like Vampire Wars, Starship Troopers : Marauder and now Screamers : The Haunting,although I have to say I consider it to be inferior to the other two mentioned films and I found it mediocre.This movie is a sequel of the competent Screamers,which in 1995 adapted (on a very free style) the short story Second Variety,written by the always interesting Philip K. Dick.This sequel is basically a rehash of Aliens,but with murderer robots instead of extraterrestrial creatures.Screamers : The Hunting has enough good aspects to make it deserving of a slight recommendation but I found the screenplay from this movie to be irregular.For every thing it does well,we have a negative thing which takes out points to its modest achievements,and at the ending of this movie,there is a sensation of wasted potential which could have been avoided if there was a better work on the screenplay.The special effects are also irregular.Some them are reasonably well done while other ones feel very fake.The performances are moderately good,and although the brilliant Lance Henriksen is one of the first actors to appear on the credits he does not appear until a long time into the movie.But when he finally shows up,his presence makes the movie to win some points.Going back to the negative points,I will mention some of the many mistakes from the narrative : the forced romance between two characters; artificially stupid situations used a simple excuse for showing gore; and the classic "red-shirt" syndrome,which reveals the victims and survivors since the first moment they appear on screen.However,for being fair,I have to say the movie kept me moderately entertained and it presents impressing locations and a good atmosphere.This is not a bad movie and,as I have previously said,I enjoyed it.But the final experience resulted to be mediocre.However,the positive elements from Scremers : The Hunting make it worthy of a slight recommendation.


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