D: Ralph Nelson
W: Anita Doohan & Jack W. Thomas
S: Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd
Rated PG - Approx 104 Minutes
Plura Service Company/Sandy Howard Productions
- From Embryo to woman in 4 and a half weeks.
Embryo Lethal - Spain
The Devil's Workshop - Greece
The Brood of Evil - West Germany
Fetus - Turkey
Created To Kill - USA Alternative Title
"You let me win! Nobody lets me win!!!"
I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but at a certain point in the late 60's/early 70's filmmakers seemed to feel a need to legitimize their science fiction and horror films. More and more often you would find a preamble to the film, talking about the very real nature of the film's subject matter. Take for example today's film: Embryo. Before we even get started we're met with some preambled text that reads:
THE FILM YOU ARE ABOUT THE SEE IS NOT ALL SCIENCE FICTION. IT IS BASED UPON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY WHICH CURRENTLY EXISTS FOR FETAL GROWTH OUTSIDE THE WOMB.
IT COULD BE A POSSIBILITY TOMORROW....OR TODAY.
CHARLES R. BRINKMAN III M.D.
That's a bit on the heavy handed side, which makes the film that follows all the more difficult to watch. The film takes itself WAY to seriously and tries to pass itself off as serious hard Sci-Fi. Had director Ralph Nelson shot this as the B-Movie that it is, I think the results would have been much more enjoyable. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the film...or at least parts of it.
There are some other fun moments, but I'm not going to spoil them all. If ya wanna find them, ya gotta put in the time and watch the flick! I'm such a bastard, aren't I?
Need further incentive? Oh fine. Barbara Carrera also has a nude scene. If that isn't incentive enough to watch, then I dunno what to tell ya!
There's a little bit 'o blood....but not much.
Barbara Carrera. Naked. You're welcome.
Well, if homicidal, genetically modified and grown dogs and people count as monsters........
Like I said before, this one can be a bit rough to get through. I don't recommend watching it alone unless your a hardcore b movie junkie like myself. There's a lot of talk and a lot of filler, but there are the aforementioned bits that I think make the film worth seeing. Also, you would never guess it by the rest of the film, but the ending is pretty nuts and totally took me by surprise! I would go so far as to say that the end actually made up for the boring parts of the rest.
If you've got some like minded friends and wanna have a MST3K-Fest....this would be a perfect film to use. If you're a b movie junkie......have at it!