Despite the obvious, superficial similarities to movies like Aliens or the 1982 version of The Thing, this sci-fi/horror thriller is definitely aiming for something more profound. The story is set in the distant future on a colonized mining planet. The planet has been caught in a civil war for years, the population of both sides reduced to living in bunkers in a constant state of siege. When they realize that Earth has betrayed both sides and is uninterested in resolving the conflict, the leader of one side (Peter Weller) decides to set out across no-man's land to negotiate peace with the other side. He takes with him a green recruit (Andy Lauer) and picks up a war orphan along the way. Unfortunately, both sides have been relying on Screamers-automated killer robots that can adopt human forms as disguises-that are now out of control and out to kill all humans, no matter which side they're on. This leads to paranoia and uncertainty about who's really human when Weller's band meets up with the few survivors in the enemy camp (Jennifer Rubin and Roy Dupuis). Written by veteran Hollywood science fiction screenwriter Dan O'Bannon and Canadian Miguel Tejada-Flores and directed by Christian Duguay, it's based on the story "Second Variety" by writer Philip K. Dick. --D.K. Latta
I only saw half of this movie so um i will try to be perfect.
At first,I thought it would be real dumb belive me I say that alot.anyway...... Read more
A movie that I rented this weekend was Screamers staring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis and Jennifer Rubin. Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Joshua Koppel
THE STORY: Based on Philip Dick's short story, SCREAMERS plot becomes very convoluted at times, and I found myself wondering just what the heck was going on; however, as the movie... Read morePublished on March 9 2004 by Michael Butts
Quick -- name a motion picture based on a short story by Philip K. Dick and starring a tough guy who played a killer cyborg in a previous hit movie. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by John S. Ryan
What i like about this movie is that it is what it would be like in the future except for the screamers of course. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Replicators@excite.com
When I saw this (in the cinema) about 6 years ago, I had never actually been frightened by a movie before. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by L. Blain
This is perhaps the worst movie of all time. Granted, I haven't seen every movie ever made, but it's just hard to imagine anything topping this monstrosity. Read morePublished on March 28 2002 by "phaedrus1980"
Amiable Sci-Fi tosh set, surprise, surprise, on an inhospitable, barren planet. It's hard to follow the plot but there is some sort of war over mining rights and technological... Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2001 by Gary