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In this gory sci-fi outing, shot and originally released in 3-D, Dr. Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini) is a scientist living in the near future, after America has fallen under the control of a repressive paramilitary regime. Dean's research causes him to absorb an especially voracious parasitic worm, which feeds inside the human stomach until it becomes strong enough to burst out in search of a new host. In time, Dean is able to extract the creature from his body, but soon it escapes from captivity,
Mar 12, 1982 Wide
Jan 11, 2000
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Parasite is lethargic between its terror scenes, making it a test of patience for all but the fanatical followers of horror cheapies.
Uninspired actors intone a banal script, reduced by clumsy pacing to a minimum of suspense.
This is a badly acted B movie without much flair for involving its audience.
This is the proverbial bottom-of-the-barrel; it really doesn't get much worse than this.
Parasite is one of the genre greats and somewhat of a classic, admittedly for all the wrong reasons.
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