Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor, also known as The Deadly Spawn II, is an American 1990 science fiction horror film written and directed by Glenn Takajian and produced by Ted A. Bohus.

It was intended to be a follow-up to The Deadly Spawn.

Plot Edit

An alien from outer space bites a bio-researcher on the hand and turns him into a monster. Its first victim is the guard at the laboratory he's working in. The guard's daughters are getting worried that their father hasn't called them and they go to the lab, where they meet their worst nightmare.

Cast Edit

  • Matt Kulis as John Griffen
  • Patrick Barnes as Brian
  • Tara Leigh as Sherry Griffen
  • Dianna Flaherty as Kim Griffen
  • Katherine Romaine as Nancy Kane
  • Marcus Powell as Dr. Viallini
  • Allen Lewis Rickman as Dr. Elliot Stein
  • George G. Colucci as Dr. Michael Foster (as George Gerard)
  • Colton Wayne as Mitchell
  • Greg Sullivan as Jarrett

Production Edit

Following on the moderate success of 1983's The Deadly Spawn, Ted A. Bohus and partner Dr. Ron Giannotto chose to surpass this success with a sequel, but the storyline evolved into something different. Having a slightly larger budget than for 'Spawn', Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor began production in an abandoned Jersey City warehouse with exterior and some interior shots in a Hackensack office building using childhood friends and New Jersey and New York City locals.

Release Edit

Home media Edit

The film was released by Lionsgate on October 13, 2003.

Reception Edit

TV Guide awarded the film 3/5 stars, writing, "The title may sound generic, but Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor is an unusually vivid and accomplished low-budget horror film, a science fiction chiller that stretches its budget well and whips up some solid frights." The Video Graveyard gave the film a negative review, calling it "Effects-laden trash", criticizing the special effects, script, and dialogue.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.