Growth

Plot

In 1989, a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Cuttyhunk Island, gave scientists a jump in human evolution…

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.2/10 (1,201 voted)

Director:
Gabriel Cowan

Stars: Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, Brian Krause

Storyline
In 1989, a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Cuttyhunk Island, gave scientists a jump in human evolution. Initial tests proved promising as subjects were experiencing heightened physical and mental strength and awareness. But, something in the experiment went horribly wrong and the island mysteriously lost three quarters of its population. Jamie Akerman fled the outbreak, which took her mothers life, twenty years ago. She now returns with her boyfriend and step brother, to sell the family property. There, they uncover the key to Jamie's disturbing past, and the horrifying secrets long suppressed by the town leader, Larkin. Now, a new strain of parasite has emerged, and threatens the island once again. Jamie struggles to survive and escape the obsessive pursuit of the local islanders who know that she has inherited more than she could ever have imagined.

Writers: Gabriel Cowan, Gabriel Cowan

Cast:

Mircea Monroe

Jamie Ackerman


Christopher Shand

Justin Roberts


Brian Krause

Marco


Nora Kirkpatrick

Kristin Daniels


Richard Riehle

Larkin Holberman


Mackenzie Brooke Smith

Gwen Anderson


Alexi Wasser

Sarah Holberman


Ian Patrick Williams

Mason Lane


Robert Pike Daniel

Jake


Lou Richards

Dr. Macavire


Yousef Abu-Taleb

Sgt. George Seitz


Jessica Dercks

Liz


Brad Culver

Andy


Brett Mann

Karl


John Suits

John Maxim

Taglines:
Sometimes the Greatest Enemy Comes From Within



Details

Official Website:
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Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $300,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Argentina:

Quotes:

Mason:
Ah, coming to touch greatness again?

Larkin:
No. I came to see the man who spoke of greatness but never understood what it meant.

Mason:
That hurts my feelings.



User Review

It's Good

Rating: 9/10


Hey Guys,

I love horror films. Have since I was a kid. I especially like The
Thing, The Fly, the 70's version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and
films of that kind. For me, these are the "real" horror films – before
torture porn was an industry.

This film is in the genre of the films I mentioned above. It's a low
budget version of those films, but an interesting and compelling story
with real rich characters. The dialogue is well written, the
cinematography is terrific at parts, the acting is well played, the
narrative isn't in a hurry – but doesn't drag, and overall the ending
is fantastic! I felt that this team and this director were
inexperienced, but filled with talent, original ideas, and vision. Keep
watching until after the credits or you're missing something!

See this film, you just might like it!