It’s common knowledge that genetically modified food is not a good thing, so splicing human and animal DNA together is a definite no-no. However, ambitious young scientists Clive (Adrian Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) continue with their experiments, even after their funding is pulled. When they successfully produce a new hybrid species they become rebel superstars of the scientific world.
Elsa decides to raise the creature as her own, and it goes through several changes that make normal hormonal changes of puberty pale into insignificance. Like all parents, Clive and Elsa think they have created the perfect offspring, until it makes its final, shocking metamorphosis that could destroy them, and those around them.
Directed by Vincenzo Natali and produced by Guillermo del Toro this is an exciting, and sometimes shocking, yet perfectly formed hybrid of horror and sci-fi with a memorable ending you won’t be expecting.
We will be screening the winner of the National SCI-FI-LONDON 48hour Film Challenge 2010 before the main feature.