Fans of Slither and Night of the Creeps mark your calendars for January 18th when Gabriel Cowan’s sci-fi horror pic Growth arrives on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Below you’ll find the opening scene from the flick that takes place 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 (Mircea Monroe, Tekken) fled the outbreak, which took her mothers life, twenty years ago. She now returns with her boyfriend (Brian Krause, Charmed) and step brother (Chris Shand, Bumper), 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 (Richard Riehle, Hatchet).
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 suspect that she has inherited more than she could ever have imagined….
Gabe Cowan’s GROWTH stars Alexi Wasser, Richard Riehle, Brian Krause, Robert Culp, Chris Shand and Nora Kirkpatrick.