- 1 hr 12 min
In the post-apocalyptic wasteland of 1998, a group of five military deserters (Jesse, Butch, Frankie, Karina, and Bianca) seeking refuge from the acid rain stumble upon an abandoned laboratory. Seeking shelter for the night, they soon discover that the lab had been conducting experiments on genetic engineering to create the ultimate killing machine. However, something had gone horribly wrong, and the experiment had resulted in the creation of horrific mutants that have started to roam freely within the laboratory.
Soon, the group is trapped within the laboratory, and the mutants begin picking them off one by one with their razor-sharp claws and teeth. To make matters worse, the laboratory's defense system has been programmed to kill all intruders to protect the experiment. The surviving members of the group must fight to stay alive while trying to find a way out of the laboratory before it's too late.
As the film progresses, the viewers get to experience the death and struggle of each group member. The bonds between the group are further strengthened as they try to survive in the shadow of their constant terror. It becomes clear that the lab's experiments, with the intended purpose of creating the ultimate killing machine, had turned out terribly wrong. The group of runners from acid rain is learning that their survival is now dependent on their ability to outsmart these murderous creatures.
The setting of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, coupled with the ominous, dark, and cramped laboratory, creates a mood that is both eerie and claustrophobic. The mutants portrayed in the movie are convincingly grotesque and downright scary, and the effects to make them have held up surprisingly well over time.
Despite being a low-budget horror film released in the late '80s, the special effects and props are impressive for their time. The intensity and violence of the mutant attacks are as chilling as the futuristic dystopian environment in which they take place.
The film features fine performances from its cult actors, particularly the action scenes featuring Frankie, played by Ken Abraham, against the mutants that were intense and entertaining at the same time.
Overall, "Creepozoids" stands as a relative classic of low-budget science-fiction horror films. It's certainly not for everyone, but it is a must-see for 80s horror fans, monster movie enthusiasts, and those who love films that feature imaginative creatures and dark, enclosed worlds. It's a perfect amalgamation of science-fiction and horror, making it a great option for those who love to be thrilled with non-stop action and spine-chilling scares.
Creepozoids is a 1987 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 12 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.0.