Species: The Awakening

Synopsis: Dr. Hollander, a scientist, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and it sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Nick Lyon
Production: 360 Pictures
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
4.2
NOT RATED
Year:
2007
103 min
207 Views


For the gods keep the secrets of life

hidden from humans.

Men did, however, figure out one secret.

How to use fire.

And Zeus punished them

with the worst thing he could think of.

Something so terrible,

the writer Hesiod called it the source

of all mortal suffering.

Any guess what punishment

he came up with?

Some kind of disease?

No.

- War?

- Nope.

Fire? Floods? Drought?

None of those.

For their punishment, Zeus gave them...

Women.

- Hello? Uncle Tom?

Back here, in my office.

Hey.

- So, what's today's experiment?

- Biosynthesis.

There are extinct

plant cell walls in this fossil.

Crinoids, a type of echinoderm.

The mature crinoids artificially

resemble flowers.

Hence the name.

Sea Lily.

Very good.

You know, theoretically,

I could use the molecular genetic material

to create a whole new breed of crinoid.

Isn't that a little unnatural?

Yeah.

But interesting, right?

You seem distracted.

Is everything all right?

It's Oxford,

they called me again this morning.

But I can't go to England

and leave you here.

You're the only family I've got.

I'll see you later. I have another class.

Hey, Uncle Tom.

What are you cooking?

A fabulous red wine sauce.

I hope you're hungry.

Tempting, but I have a date.

He should already be here.

As far as going to England is concerned,

you're too talented for this little town.

- Oh, but I thought we already

settled that. - Mmm-hmm.

But what if I came with you?

Really?

You're bright. You deserve it.

And anyway, I'm getting a little homesick.

It'll do us both good.

I don't know what to say.

In cases like that,

it's better to say nothing.

A toast.

To your future.

And to Oxford.

Oh, that must be him.

Don't wait up.

- And thank you.

- Get out of here, have fun.

Miss?

Jesus Christ.

Miranda?

Hey, Miranda, come on,

we're gonna be late.

Miranda, come on, you...

What have we got?

Female. No ID or any clothing.

Some kind of skin rash.

Some jogger found her

passed out naked in the park.

Uncle Tom?

I hope you're hungry.

Tempting, but I have a date.

You're bright.

To your future.

Miss. I need you

to give me your name.

What's your name?

Miranda. Hollander.

Hollander.

These blood levels can't be right.

These aren't human.

We shot them. That's how they came out.

Yeah, right. Nice try.

Stop screwing with me.

Go and do the X-ray.

Okay. You're the boss. Whatever you say.

Just stay still and relax, ma'am.

Just need to shoot another X-ray.

Edward? What kind of joke is this?

Get out!

- What's going on?

- Just get in the car, Miranda.

I don't understand.

When are you going to tell me

what's going on?

We're going to Mexico.

Mexico? Why?

Well, it's beautiful down there.

Haven't you always wanted to see it?

Is it the police you're afraid of?

Yeah.

Whatever happened at the hospital,

I had nothing to do with it.

Right?

Are you saying I killed those people?

Yes.

And no.

"Yes and no"?

What are you not telling me?

You're sick.

- And I can't help you.

- Sick?

With what?

I wish I knew.

But, Uncle Tom...

If I'm sick, shouldn't I go see a doctor

in the United States?

No.

They can't help you either.

Why not?

We're going to Mexico

to find someone named Forbes.

He's an old colleague of mine

from university.

I was his professor.

Although sometimes I wondered

whether it wasn't him teaching me.

He was brilliant. Crazy but brilliant.

But I haven't seen him in years because I...

I didn't wanna have anything

more to do with him.

But he's the only one that can...

That might be able to help you, Miranda.

I tried.

But I...

I guess I failed.

Tell me.

I didn't always work with fossils, Miranda.

I always wanted to tell you the truth.

I just didn't know how.

The truth about what?

Forbes and I made you.

In our lab.

As part of a project we were working on.

I tried to keep it from you.

I just wanted you to have a normal life.

No.

There were these DNA strands...

From somewhere else.

Sent to us.

I mean...

To Earth.

We mixed those DNA strands

with human genes.

Experimented with a new kind of life.

You were one of the results.

But it was wrong.

So I walked away from it.

But I didn't want anything

to happen to you.

So I took you with me.

And raised you as best I could

as a normal human being.

You were all that mattered

to me, Miranda.

You're lying.

Not this time, Miranda.

What about your parents?

Do you really remember them?

My mother was your sister.

No.

I'm an only child. They never existed.

All your childhood memories

were one big story I told you

when you were young.

Again and again, till you believed it.

You only think you remember.

I lied until you stopped asking me

where you came from.

Until you believed we were just

two normal,

happy human beings.

I'm sorry.

I am so...

Terribly sorry.

Lts okay, it's okay.

So, why would Forbes live in Mexico?

I guess some people

come down here to disappear.

And what did you two

have a falling out over, anyway?

Let's just say

we didn't see eye to eye.

I thought what we were doing

was immoral. He didn't.

He was abusing the project.

Uncle Tom?

- What's that?

- Human hormones.

I've been administering them to you

while you slept.

Just...

Two or three times a year

to keep the alien side

of your biology from surfacing.

But ever since you got sick...

They don't seem to work as well.

So, what exactly is wrong with me?

I wish I knew.

It could be an infection,

a toxic reaction of some sort.

Whatever it is, I don't know enough

about your biology to cure it.

Forbes is the one who designed you, so...

He's the only one

who might be able to help.

It's going down.

Yeah, for now.

You're a mixture of human and alien DNA.

A highly functional hybrid.

You can soak up a body of knowledge

like no human can.

I didn't teach you anything, Miranda.

This look familiar?

Of course.

It's the complete works of Shakespeare.

I read this a hundred times.

You've never opened that book in your life.

That's not possible.

Okay.

You know nothing about cars, right?

Right. So what?

Take this.

Close your eyes.

You know that clicking noise you have?

You should switch to a higher octane gas.

That's why...

That's why you get

that metallic tapping sound.

If you sign here, sir.

Your keys, senorita. Enjoy.

I'm looking for an American who lives

down here, the name of Forbes McGuire.

I'm not familiar with this gentleman.

Perhaps I can make some inquiries.

Thank you, I'd appreciate it.

Hey. Where are you going?

I'm going to find Forbes.

Why don't you stay in and rest?

I filled the syringe with the hormones.

If the rash gets worse while I'm gone,

inject it.

I'll see you later.

Hey, nino.

Okay, gracias.

Let me in!

- Hold on there, fellow. Where's the fire?

- Excuse me. Excuse me.

Hey, I know you.

Leland Fisk. San Antonio, Texas.

Same hotel.

Hey, how'd you like to go for a drink?

- No. No, thank you.

- Oh, come on.

Come on! I'm buying. Yeah.

Look, I heard you back at the hotel,

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Dennis Feldman

Dennis Jeffrey Feldman (born 1946) is a North American screenwriter, photographer, film producer and director. more…

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