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« on: May 03, 2013, 12:47:18 PM »

My google-fu is at an end and I've checked Wikipedia and IMDB countless times.

I'm looking for an alien/science-fiction/horror movie I saw about 10, maybe even 15 years ago. Maybe more, maybe less. I'm guessing late 90's, but I seriously can't remember.

It's set in, what I believe, an arctic/antarctic scientific and/or mining base (and no, I'm not talking about 'The Thing' or 'Alien Hunter').
So, deep underground they find this ancient alien base/alien ship filled with various biotechnology, including some sort of gel in a small cocoon-like container which heals wounds nearly instantly. And of course they awaken a highly resilient (seemingly immune to gun-shots) alien lifeform which then, of course, goes on a killing spree.

The alien looked vaguely humanoid/ape-like, human in size but more stocky, with insectiod features, some kind of exoskeleton and an insectiod face, similar to that of a crab or a cicada.

Somehow, the scientists find out that this alien race basically created life on earth for the sole reason to harvest it when the planet is 'ripe', so to say.
So, the alien figured out "well, these humans could be a danger, so the time is right to kill EVERYTHING!" and wants to install some sort of antenna/beacon on the surface to call in the mothership or whatever.

At some point the alien cuts the power of the base, so the scientists think its weakness must be electricity (hurr durr). If I remember correctly, they manage to ram the alien with a modified mobile drill, but maybe I'm confusing the scene with 'Within the Rock' here - anyway they try to shock it to death, of course to no prevail.

Near the end they try to kill the alien with a grenade/TNT or whatever and the explosion blasts half its face off, but it still manages to climb up the elevator shaft to stop the protagonist from shutting down the beacon or something like that - hell I don't know.

Anyway, it was a s**tty B-movie I've been searching for years now. Most likely a TV-movie.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 05:21:26 PM »

Parts of the plot sound like Xtro 2 (1990), and the alien had a gorilla-like build with some insectoid features.

The alien from the movie Lifeform (1997) also could fit your description, however the plot doesn't really match.

Here's Xtro 2:

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 12:19:30 PM »

Thanks, but it's neither Xtro 2 nor Invader/Lifeform.

Well, after watching Xtro 2 again (thanks for the link!) I can definitely tell that the movie must be at least some years newer or had a much, much higher budget (which I highly doubt), so I think my guess that it's a late 90's movie is pretty accurate.

Now, I'm 100% positive about the part that it's set in an underground base in a remote location, that there's only one alien (and no infection of humans or anything going on), the thing about aliens creating life to harvest it after millions of years, that the alien wants to activate a beacon on the surface to call in its race because of the overdue harvest - and the small biotechnology-part with the healing-gel. And of course the scene near the end featuring the alien climbing out of that (elevator?) shaft with half its face missing due to an explosion of some sort.

Thing is, I searched every list about science fiction films I came across, including a list of over 1.000 movies from 2010 to 1970 on IMDB and found nothing that fits what I can remember.

I'm getting desperate.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 03:56:03 PM »

Alien Hunter?

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 04:40:46 PM »

While the setting is similar and even the design of the alien and its bio-tech pod are somewhat reminiscent of the ones used in the movie I'm looking for, it's clearly not Alien Hunter - as I've already stated.

As I first stumbled upon Alien Hunter I too thought that I've found it. Well, that was until I started to watch it. Different plot and not as much
horror elements.

The movie I'm trying to find is way more tension-building, much like Alien.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 07:21:34 PM »

as I've already stated.


Oops missed that, sorry.
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