Year: 1990
Director: Richard Stanley
Cast: Dylan McDermott
A very small and cool sci-fi movie with just a bit too much slow grungy independent style to keep it from brilliance, but which also keeps it from too-slick mainstream.

A collector finds a lot of scrap metal in the post apocalyptic desert which he brings home for his artist girlfriend, who uses it for a sculpture. The parts, however, were from a failed military experiment gone badly wrong, and when she puts the machine back together, it reactivates and goes on an indiscriminate killing spree.

Long, slow, dark patches occur where you're not sure what's going on or what it has to do with the plot, but it's full of great images and moods. Partly a parable for modern technology having gone too far (ie taking on its own purposes and turning on us).

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