The Mutations

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"It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature... it can be HORRIFYING!"
  • R
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.3  (2,090)

The Mutations is a 1974 horror film, starring Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, and Brad Harris. The movie is directed by Jack Cardiff and written by Edward Mann and Robert D. Weinbach. The story centers around a mad scientist named Professor Nolter (played by Donald Pleasence), who is conducting experiments in his laboratory on human mutation. The professor's experiments involve injecting DNA from various animals into human subjects to create mutant hybrids with unique abilities.

The movie opens with a scene of a group of street performers, led by a man named Lynch (played by Brad Harris), who travel around the country performing a freak show. Lynch is approached by Professor Nolter, who offers him a large sum of money to provide him with human subjects for his experiments. Desperate for money, Lynch agrees, and begins kidnapping homeless people and bringing them to the professor's laboratory.

One of the victims of the professor's experiments is a young woman named Hedi (played by Julie Ege), who is injected with DNA from a plant, giving her the ability to release a poisonous gas from her body. Hedi escapes from the laboratory and seeks refuge with Lynch and his crew. The mutants soon become a liability for the professor, who dispatches a henchman (played by Tom Baker) to retrieve them by force.

The Mutations is a low-budget horror film that relies heavily on shock value and cheap special effects. The movie is notable for its over-the-top performances by Pleasence, Baker, and Harris, who all seem to be having fun with their roles. The mutant creatures are fairly laughable, with some looking more like Halloween costumes than actual mutations.

Despite its shortcomings, The Mutations has gained a cult following among horror fans for its campy charm and for the fact that it features three actors who would go on to become iconic figures in the horror genre. Donald Pleasence is best known for his role as Dr. Loomis in the Halloween series, Tom Baker played the fourth incarnation of Doctor Who, and Brad Harris was a prolific actor in Italian sword-and-sandal films.

In conclusion, The Mutations is a fun but forgettable horror movie from the 1970s. While it is not a masterpiece by any means, it is worth watching for fans of the genre who enjoy cheesy special effects and over-the-top performances. If you're looking for a serious horror movie, this is not the one for you, but if you're in the mood for a good laugh, give The Mutations a try.

The Mutations is a 1974 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    1 hr 32 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (2,090)