From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Embryo (1976, USA) is a Sci-Fi-Thriller film directed by Ralph Nelson.


Main Details

  • Released in 1976
  • Color
  • Running Time: 104 Min.
  • Production Co: Plura Service Company | Sandy Howard Productions
  • Distribution Co: Cine Artists Pictures (1976) (USA) (theatrical) | Astral Films (1976) (Canada) (theatrical) | CFM Filmverhuur (1976) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Ralph Nelson
  • Written by Anita Doohan, Jack W. Thomas
  • Starring Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd, Roddy McDowall, Anne Schedeen
  • Produced by Anita Doohan, Michael S. Glick, Sandy Howard, Arnold H. Orgolini
  • Original Music by Gil Melle
  • Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp
  • Film Editing by John A. Martinelli

Plot Summary

  • A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho and looks for a new formula to prevent her from aging further.

Also Known As

  • Alkio (Finland)
  • Cenin (Turkey) (Turkish title)
  • Created to Kill (USA) (reissue title)
  • Die Brut des Bösen (Germany)
  • Embrión (Venezuela)
  • To Ergastirio tou diavolou (Greece)


  • From Embryo to woman in 4 and a half weeks.
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