Xtro 2: The Second Encounter

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Xtro 2: The Second Encounter ★★ 1991 (R)

Research facility conducts an experiment to transfer people to a parallel dimension. Out of the three researchers sent to the other side, only one returns, unconscious. Turns out that he is playing host to a biohazardous creature brought over from the other dimension who escapes into the air shafts and threatens to kill everyone in the building. One more problem: if the creature isn't killed, the computer system will fill the building with radiation. Sound familiar? It should, because this is a low-budget remake of “Alien.” Good photography, adequate acting, but Vincent just isn't credible as a brilliant scientist. A sequel to “Xtro” in name only. 92m/C VHS, DVD . CA Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo, Tara Buckman, Jano Frandsen, Nicholas Lea, W.F. Wadden, Rolf Reynolds, Nic Amoroso, Tracy Westerholm; D: Harry Bromley-Davenport.