Project: Metalbeast (1995)

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Project: Metalbeast (1995)

As I sit here tripping hard on a combination of Antibiotics and pain killers it occurs to me that for this WTF Wednesday I should combine two of my favorite things.  Werewolves and stupid secret government projects.
With the medical breakthrough of a metal-based synthetic skin called "bio-ferron" the prospect for pioneering surgeries for burn victims and cancer patients seems set to occur but for the warped head scientist in's a opportunist chance to reactivate a long forgotten classified project...that has been left frozen in a set of cryogenic chambers deep beneath the bowels of government laboratory. Convincing the other in the research team to start work on putting this living 'metal' skin on corpses, he now has the perfect test patients waiting on ice for them to work on. But there was a reason three of these stiffs in particular where left to chill. Due to an experiment gone bad these three only look human on the outside and none of them are as dead as everyone believes they are.
This movie really isn’t all that bad.  Bostwick and Delaney deliver a passable performance although not something either will be proud of latter in their careers.  The special effects are pretty good for a low budget film and the plot isn’t too bad either.  So what makes this a WTF film you ask?  The classified project is to make bullet-proof werewolves.
I’m sure that everyone knows the way to kill a werewolf, so what would be the reason to remove the ability to get silver anywhere near the innards of said werewolf?  The military wants a squad of special forces trained soldiers infected with lycanthropy to drop into unfriendly countries.
When I first saw this movie, many years ago on Encore Action, my first thought was of course, like any normal person, why would you make a bullet-proof werewolf.  Unfortunately after 17 years I still have no idea why anyone would think this is a good idea in practice or even for the plot of a movie.
If you are feeling daring the film is available right now by clicking the film reel below.

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