Mimic

MIMIC (18)
D: Guillermo del Toro
Dimension (Bob Weinstein, B. J. Rack & Ole Bornedal)
US 1998
105 mins
 
Horror
 
W: Matthew Robbins & Guillermo del Toro
DP: Dan Laustsen
Ed: Patrick Lussier
Mus: Marco Beltrami
 

Mira Sorvino (Dr. Susan Tyler), Jeremy Northam (Dr. Peter Mann), Josh Brolin (Josh), Giancarlo Giannini (Manny), Charles S. Dutton (Officer Leonard Norton)
 
One of the better, most atmospheric Hollywood horror flicks of the late 1990's, set in the near future where a species of mutants, created to rid New York City of a plague, evolve into murderous creatures that resemble human beings.
It's refreshing to see a horror film where a director (Guillermo del Toro) utilises dark camerawork to create a sense of dread and builds the tension without resorting to cheap shocks or tacky effects, but when the creature is seen, it doesn't disappoint.
6/10

Mimic
Mimic