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Release Date: January 26, 1996

Starring: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andy Lauer, & Charles Powell

Genre: Science fiction

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Rating: R

Runtime: 110 minutes

Distributor: Triumph Films

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(H, LLL, N, VVV,M) Humanist worldview where men control world & rely on themselves to solve problems; 35 obscenities & 8 profanities; brief female nudity; extreme violence including people's bodies get torn & sliced apart, man gets killed with knife, beatings, bloody scenes, plutonium rocket that destroys screamer boys, man gets killed by lasers, & woman screamer gets killed by shorting out & does a complete meltdown; and, revenge themes & man is jealous of friend & tries to destroy him.

Summary:

In SCREAMERS, the year is 2078 on a faraway planet known as Sirius 6B. Colonel Hendricksson, commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers, must travel through a dangerous deserted land full of the dangerous weapons, known as SCREAMERS, to get to Sirius NEB headquarters. SCREAMERS is a "no thrills and all gore" disappointment.

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Set up to be a thrilling, suspenseful film, SCREAMERS is a big let down. The year is 2078 on a faraway planet known as Sirius 6B, which has been embroiled in war for ten years. Colonel Hendricksson is commander of a handful of Alliance soldiers. Hendricksson decides to negotiate peace with the New Economic Bloc forces. To make peace, he will have to travel through a dangerous deserted land full of the dangerous weapons known as Screamers to get to Sirius NEB headquarters. The Screamers are weapons made for one purpose, to track down and kill all signs of enemy life. Now, the Screamers have started reproducing and want to wipe out all living beings.

SCREAMERS has only some mild suspense, and the special effects are nothing spectacular. The plot goes nowhere and leaves viewers irritated when the final credits start to roll. The movie is full of killing from start to finish, with bodies continuously being mutilated. The story also leaves a lot of unanswered questions. It never does explain how the Screamers were able to reproduce and get to look like people. Also, there never seems to be a real reason why people continue to stay on the planet, when there was nothing for them there except death. SCREAMERS is a waste of time.

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