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Biohazard

Biohazard (1985) Movie Poster
  •  USA  •    •  84m  •    •  Directed by: Fred Olen Ray.  •  Starring: Aldo Ray, Angelique Pettyjohn, William Fair, David O'Hara, Frank McDonald, Art Payton, Charles Roth, Carroll Borland, Richard Hench, Loren Crabtree, George Randall, Brad Arrington, Ray Lawrence.  •  Music by: Drew Neumann, Eric Rasmussen.
        After a scientific experiment goes awry, a deadly alien manages to break through into our dimension, and it is up to a few brave humans to track down the deadly beast and it's human cohort in order to destroy it before it is too late.

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Image from: Biohazard (1985)
Image from: Biohazard (1985)
Image from: Biohazard (1985)
Image from: Biohazard (1985)
Image from: Biohazard (1985)
Some Typical Scientists are up to ridiculous things in "Biohazard". Working in isolation in rural America, they're experimenting in transferring matter from other dimensions. One object that they successfully transfer is a container; said container just so happens to have a creature inside it. Naturally, the creature gets loose, and slaughters various unlucky dummies. Supposedly the creature only does this out of fear, but who knows? The hero on the case is the intrepid Mitchell Carter (William Fair), who hooks up with Lisa Martyn (sexy Angelique Pettyjohn), a psychic working on the project.

This offering from the prolific B movie veteran Fred Olen Ray was two years in the making, as hard as that may be to believe. It looks like it could have been cobbled together in a matter of days. It's that cheap and that inept. Still, like so many other movies of this variety, it entertains in its own stumbling way. A lot of the elements required for such a lark are present and accounted for: laughable acting across the board (star attraction Aldo Ray, who's actually barely in the thing, is visibly drunk), a serving of bare breasts, an utterly horrid rubber creature suit (worn by the directors' son Christopher, who was just five years old at the time), wonderfully tacky gore as the monster mutilates its victims, a delicious synth score, a respectable amount of cheese, etc. That's Carroll Borland from Tod Brownings' 1935 film "Mark of the Vampire" as local woman Rula Murphy.

The ending is sudden, VERY silly, and unsatisfying, and it does lead one to believe that the production just ran out of time and money. After that, we get a very protracted end credits sequence that's padded out with plentiful outtake footage - which isn't all that funny.

If you adore bad movies, you might like this one, but fair warning: there's often more talk than action, and sometimes it's kind of dull. It does have one hilariously stupid moment involving an "E.T." poster.


Review by Scott LeBrun from the Internet Movie Database.