R | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Was filmed in Italy with an Italian crew in order to save money. Gordon says that the film would have cost fifteen million dollars to make in the United States, whereas the foreign production enabled him to hold costs to approximately two and a half million dollars. It was shot on a soundstage called Dinocitta just outside Rome. Dinocitta was originally constructed by Dino DeLaurentiis, but was seized by the government for nonpayment of taxes, and then sold to Empire Studios.
Dr. Katherine McMichaels:
Don't you understand? This is the greatest discovery since van Leeuwenhoek first looked through a microscope and saw an amoeba!
Buford 'Bubba' Brownlee: Yeah, but he wasn't down there *with* the amoebas!
When Katharine is in the institution for the first time, and she is looking through the windows on the cell-doors, the audio of the man who screams at her does not match with the movement of his lips.
Prior to the Monsters HD channel airing of the film and the subsequent DVD and Blu-ray releases, the home media releases before 2007 contained the censored R-rated cut which removed the following:
$514,417 26 October 1986
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