I tracked this film down having read the review in Dark Side magazine (a quote from which is included in Amazon's synopsis) recommending this film and I have to say it is worth a watch.
The action takes place in a secret private medical facility where brilliant minds have come together to illegally study stem cell research in the hope of developing a formula that will cure all disease. Needless to say things do not go according to plan and the team are soon learning the consequences of playing God.
As a modern take on the original Frankenstein novel the film works very well. Giving the creature the ability to speak and reason is a facet often neglected in film adaptations and too their detriment. Here the creature is able to state his case and berate his creators for his treatment. My only problem with the 'creature' here is that he is not given anywhere near enough screen time. The film itself is quite short at 84mins and too much of that is given over to the scientists, with the creature not making an appearance til half way through the film, still he does shine through when finally given the centre stage.
So why three stars? The film as a whole is too short, the ending is very convoluted, obviously laying the grounds for a sequel is fine, providing it doesn't leave you with the impression that the film has ended half way through, which this does. The other major draw back for this film is that it is a low budget piece, and it shows. Despite some nice gore scenes the film suffers for it's budget, mainly in the acting department. While the creature steals the show here the acting from the scientists is woefully bad and leaves you waiting for them to get killed off rather than sympathising with them during the final gruesome act.
On a whole then, some interesting ideas and certainly a film worth watching but probably not one you'll want to show off to your mates!