Okay, we had Alien in 1979, The Terminator in 1984, Runaway from 1984, Aliens in 1986, Predator in 1987, plenty of high tech horror stuff to learn from... and this movie is from 1990.
We have spent 70 minutes already and there's been only ONE attack scene from the creature?
Come on, you can do better than that.
@mdhughes It's not about the tech, it's about the art direction.
There was practically no suspense and no increase in the sense of danger. We never SAW what the creature was capable of until it started attacking the protagonists. That's a terrible way of directing a horror film.
@rick_777 You get some of that during the midget's killing. But the machine is not the monster. Seriously. It didn't have a nuclear war, it didn't pollute everything, it doesn't out-reproduce its environment. Jill's dialogue about stupid, suicidal, and sadistic is what the film's about.
And yeah, there's no budget to have a street chase, so it has to all be in the apartment set.
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