Hideous! (1997) is an American comedy horror movie that was filmed in Romania. Director Charles Band (Blood Dolls (1999), Puppetmaster (1989), Ragewar (1984), Shrunken Heads (1994)) did an okay job bringing this movie to the camera. The movie could have been executed better, but it was an awesome watch for a 1990’s movie. The movie contains sexual content, nudity, comedy, a little blood, comedy, fetuses and a story I have not seen before.
Hideous! revolves around a discarded deformed fetus that sewage worker Martin (Andrew Johnston - Happy Gilmore (1996), Best in Show (2000), Agent Cody Banks (2003), Miracle (2004)) found. Martin called his contact to sell the weird oddity, and so the thrills began. Collectors of medical oddities want the deformed fetus. The fetus and others in his collection come back from the dead and are alive. Collectors Elvina (Rhonda Griffin - Lost in Reality (2012), Naked Fear (1999), The Creeps (1997)) Napoleon Lazar, and Dr. Lorca are desperate to get their hands on the deformed fetuses. They are collectors and want to collect the fetus for their personal collections. Elvina, Napoleon Lazar (Mel Johnson Jr. - Total Recall (1990), Intimate Stranger (1991), In the Shadow of the Cobra (2004)) and Dr. Lorca continue their quest for the fetuses although they know the fetuses are alive and can see, hear, smell, etc. The fetus wrote a note explaining that they want to be left alone, but that note is ignored as the collectors continue their search for the fetuses. The fetuses began making mischief and disaster after the collectors would not leave them alone.
I gave this movie a five because it took way too long to introduce the fetuses and also because of the plot holes. It was entertaining to see the movie, but I will not watch it again because it was not that great of a movie. The cast did an acceptable job with their roles. The action scenes needed a little more effort, and the screenplay had loose ends. The humor was there, and I found myself laughing quite a bit. Overall, everything about the movie was average.
About Hideous! (1997)
Starring: Mircea Constantinescu, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Tracie May, Jerry O'Donnell, Andrew Johnston, Alexandru Agarici
Director: Charles Band