A meteor hits the Earth and unleashes an organism that soon kills people—the more people it kills, the more it grows. This 1988 film is a remake of the 1958 B-movie classic and has become somewhat a classic itself. What I really like about this movie is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet is a true dedication to the original as well. Kevin Dillon (The Doors, Platoon) does a good job playing the rebel kid trying to do good, Shawnee Smith (The Saw Series, Becker) does an equally good job playing Meg, the popular cheerleader, and both play the characters with a subtle bit of humor. The special effects are pretty good for the most part, and wonderfully cheesy at times.
The dialogue in this is pretty bad at times, most of the stuff that was meant to be obviously funny isn’t, and some of the shots are questionable, so this is far from a great movie, but I liked it for what it was and thought it was a lot of fun.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7