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A movie directed by Richard Jefferies

A disused army base houses a terrifying secret in this menacing horror feature from director Richard Jefferies (GUYS WITH GUNS). Frank Sears (Jonathan Schaech) and Carrie Freeborn (Erica Leerhsen) investigate the base, where they discover a powerful … see full wiki

Director: Richard Jefferies
Release Date: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Organizm

Organizm - 2008

  • Sep 17, 2009
Pros: strange, weird, predictable, yet, somehow it is fun

Cons: see pros

The Bottom Line: Question:  Really, how much blood does the human body contain?

O.K., I just finished this movie, Organizm, by Richard Jefferies and I want to know what the frig is going on in the world. I can appreciate that people want to search out cures for diseases and maybe someday I’ll be kicking my own patootie for saying that we shouldn’t be fooking around with God’s work. Unlike my previous viewing of Hammerhead where they were at least working under the guise of stem cell research, Organizm is nothing but delving into biological warfare. And then they have the nerve to be offended when it goes bad.

The movie is a little disjointed at the beginning, showing a young boy who is obviously with his mother - slightly deranged - and she is drilling into him to never forget what she is telling him. Drilling is the operative word here, since she is carving the information into the palm of his hand with a rather dull knife. That was right before she killed her husband and then put the gun in her own mouth …

20 odd years later, self same boy, now an adult, is being interrogated at some military intelligence location. Seems, although he appears to be a mild mannered school teacher, our fellow has broken into the facility because he had seen a news story that the base was being demolished and he has some dire warnings to tell. Those are associated with the carvings in the palm of his hands - L3 P12.

Naturally, being military, they aren’t listening to him. All records indicate that his mother was never employed there, in fact nothing obtrusive was ever done at this remote military base. In fact, according to records, this base probably didn’t exist. Smacks of a coverup to me but who’s asking.

So they go to Level 3, approach Pod 12, and look inside. Empty … until they tap on the walls and find the hidden room and the hell they release behind the sealed up walls. In fact, the working title for this movie was Living Hell, as it is listed at IMDB. Whether or not the school teacher and the biologist are successful, I’ll leave to your imagination but, trust me, you’d never come up with the answer.

As far as notable people in this release, the only person I recognized was James McDaniel of NYPD Blue fame. At least he was a military man with a conscience.

The movie was written and directed by Richard Jefferies, no awards, and completed in only 29 days. I would imagine the $$ were scarce but that didn’t deter him from some pretty nifty audio-visual equipment and some decent special effects. The movie carries an R rating for violence, language, and sci-fi horror visuals. That must be a new category.

You know what? It was cheesy, sure, and packed with predictability, but in a weird and strange way I enjoyed it.



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