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Transmutations ★ Underworld 1985 (R)

Mad scientist Elliott develops a mindaltering drug which is tested by a group of young people. They find out too late that the drug causes horrible facial disfigurement, as well as leaving them hopelessly addicted, and they hide out underground, plotting their revenge. Cowper, a young hooker in the group, turns out to be immune to the side effects and works with her exmobster boss to get help. Confusing. Barker coscripted from one of his stories but later disowned the film. 103m/C VHS . GB Denholm Elliott, Steven Berkoff, Miranda Richardson, Nicola Cowper, Larry Lamb, Art Malik, Ingrid Pitt, Irina Brook, Paul Bown; D: George Pavlou; W: Clive Barker, James Caplin; C: Syd Macartney.