He is watching a news report on how authorities are promising that the blight from the farm will be eradicated. Famed Italian director was listed as a co-producer in the credits, and supervised the film's gore effects. Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H. The interior scenes were shot in Rome. Secondly, the plot base had a lot more to offer than what we got. Believing the blight affecting his farm to be a punishment from God for his wife's infidelity, Nathan locks her in their bedroom, not allowing Zack to tell the doctor.
Zack locates his mother just in time to see her mutated corpse dissolve into liquid. I guess the film took influence from Cronenberg's masterpiece 'The Fly', as it features similar themes; but the idea is never really explored, and while things such as the dog at the start get the imagination going, it's all very mundane for the most part. May 2015 Lovecraft scholar Charles P. Forbes' bored wife Esther also manipulates her husband into keeping quiet, worried their house will lose its value. By now Nathan and Cyrus are also infected and beginning to go insane.
This film has two main problems when it comes to the plot. Helping himself from the kitchen faucet, he has just started drinking when he is attacked and nearly killed by Frances, who has gone insane and is horribly mutating. Alice is attacked and injured by infected chickens and Cyrus is nearly killed by a horse. One night Frances sneaks out of the house while Nathan is asleep and begins having sex with Mike, a farm-hand who lives in a nearby shack. The ground begins to glow and heave beneath the house which starts to fall apart.
A guilt-ridden Forbes enters the house, hoping to rescue Zack and Alice but he is surprised and murdered by Nathan who then barricades the door. The mysterious liquid soon begins to affect the farm. Before long, the object dissolves into glowing gelatinous liquid which seeps into the soil. The water is found to contain a strange, unknown element which is altering its metabolic properties. I do, however, suspect that the prefix is a cash-in - and from now on I'll refer to this film as 'The Bite'.
The gore isn't too bad either, and there are some suitably nasty scenes throughout the film. Nathan corners Zack and is about to kill his stepson when he is stabbed by Willis who has just arrived. The final scene shows a location at night in the nearby countryside where ground and trees begin to heave and break apart, revealing more of the alien glowing liquid spreading onto the surface. May 2015 David Keith used his farm in , for the exterior scenes. The water from the well grows cloudy and tastes unpleasant, fruit and vegetables grow invitingly large but are rotten and inedible inside and the livestock begin to behave violently and show severe signs of infection.
The Stepfather's Jill Schoelen is a pleasure to watch, while the likes of Jamie Farr and Bo Svenson do well in support. Next morning, Alan Forbes, a physician who lives nearby, visits the crash-site, examining the meteorite which is a large sphere with a hard shell from which a noxious liquid oozes out. Zack keeps himself and Alice free from the infection by consuming clean water and food he steals from Forbes' house. The plot focuses on a young couple; Clark and Lisa, who are driving across the desert for some reason. Forbes secretly obtains a sample from the Crane's well and has it analysed at a nearby lab.
Worried that Forbes is going to alert the authorities, Davidson and Esther arrive at the Crane farm looking for the doctor but are attacked by infected dogs who have turned feral. Back when I was a boy, my dad used to go to the 'video shop' to rent a film for the family to watch. Suddenly a large meteorite crashes onto the property, emitting an eerie glow. Esther is mauled to death and Davidson hides himself in the cellar only to be killed by Frances who had been locked in there by Nathan. Compared to previous adaptations of the Lovecraft story, this version stays closer to the source material. First of all, it takes far too long to get going; I have no problem with build-up, but this film verges on being boring too often, and the build-up fails to generate any interesting characters.
The acting isn't too bad, although J. Willis gets Zack and Alice out of the house before it collapses and a dying Nathan and Cyrus are both killed by falling debris. Eddie Peck was miscast in the lead role. Cyrus attacks Alice but Zack fights him off, hiding his sister in a closet. In a postscript set some months after those events, a heavily bandaged Willis lies in a hospital bed, having become infected more slowly because he only drank a small amount of the farm's water.