Subject Two (2006)




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Far From Bismark director Phillip Chidel takes a psychological approach to death and resurrection with a modern update on the Frankenstein legend concerning a doctor who claims to have found the key to immortality and the subject who ventures to his remote cabin for a series of chilling experiments. Deep within the snowbound monoliths of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Franklin Vick is struggling to perfect the fine art of resurrection. Bringing the dead back to life is a tricky game though, and in order to truly carry out his research Dr. Franklin is going to need an assistant. Despite the highly controversial and blatantly unethical nature of Dr. Franklin's research, troubled medical student Adam Schmidt casts aside his doubts and hastily makes way for the doctor's snowbound laboratory to help take part in the potentially historic discovery. As the pair work feverishly to perfect their resurrection methods, they quickly find out that although death may not be as permanent as medical science presently dictates, it most certainly has some troubling side effects.
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Christian Oliver
as Adam Schmidt
Dean Stapleton
as Dr. Franklin Vick
Jürgen Jones
as The Hunter
Thomas Buesch
as The Professor

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

There are big ideas nibbling around the edges of the screenplay, but the movie seems underwhelmed by its own startling material.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Bringing back the dead ... feels old hat by now, a feeling mitigated only in bits and pieces by this decently crafted plod.

April 13, 2006
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Even if it overplays its ghoulish central concept, Subject Two honorably reps the neglected cerebral horror sub-genre.

Full Review… | January 23, 2006
Top Critic

O curioso roteiro passa perto de algumas boas questões filosóficas, abandonando-as por aparente falta de ambição. Ainda assim, prende a atenção até o fim; não com suspense, mas com seus personagens.

September 11, 2006
Cinema em Cena

for a completely independent and truly local film, Subject Two is good

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Movie Habit

Shot on high-definition video, Chidel's grisly indie draws as much blood as in any Roger Corman quickie, but it suffers from an anemic storyline.

Full Review… | April 13, 2006
Boulder Weekly

Audience Reviews for Subject Two

I enjoyed this film. It's more of a thought provoking science fiction movie rather than a horror/thriller. The concept is very interesting and the end had a good twist to it. This was really good considering it was probably done with a lower budget than most. If your looking for horror or probably won't like this film. *SPOILER* It seemed like every time subject 2 was killed and brought back he lost a piece of his soul when all along if the "Doctor" had just waited it out after the first resurrection...the negative side effects would've passed and the "subject" would've been fine. But the doctor was too busy trying to be God to actually allow the serum enough time to work correctly.

Mandi Landell
Mandi Landell

150508: This movie was really looking good to me, for quite awhile. Loved the concept and the inhumane treatment of Adam was shocking. When the Professor makes his appearance it was a real let down. I did not find Thomas Buesch at all appropriate for the character. He just didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the film. Too bad as this film had/has a lot going for it.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

In this version of Frankenstein, he gives his monster funny contact lenses instead of neck bolts. There's a certain depth lacking, and the pace is mind-numbingly slow.

David Underwood
David Underwood

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