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The Evil Gene

The Evil Gene

Sep. 08, 2016 78 Min.
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9.1 1,506 votes

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Richard Speight Jr. isGriff Krenshaw
Griff Krenshaw
Cameron Richardson isDr. Dana Ehrhart
Dr. Dana Ehrhart


FBI agent Griff Krenshaw is dispatched to solve a murder at a federal correctional facility for inmates with a rare genetic defect that leads to psychosis and violence. Once there, Griff becomes convinced that the facility is plagued by a much darker force.

Original titleThe Evil Gene
TMDb Rating4.5 2 votes

(6) comments

  • bfp13108September 11, 2016Reply

    Terrible, horrible movie…

    *** This review may contain spoilers ***

  • HellmantOctober 1, 2016Reply

    This director could be someone to watch for, when she has a little more money to work with.

    ‘THE EVIL GENE’: Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

    Low-budget B-horror movie; about a rare genetic defect, that’s causing
    psychotic violent outbreaks in the inmates at a special prison. An FBI
    agent, with psychological problems of his own, is sent in to
    investigate. The film was written, co-produced and directed by (first
    time filmmaker) Kathryn F. Taylor. It stars Richard Speight Jr.,
    Cameron Richardson and Lindsey Ginter. The movie is very noticeably
    low-budget B-movie material, and it’s not a lot of fun, but it does
    have it’s moments.

    Griff Krenshaw (Speight Jr.) is an FBI agent struggling with depression
    and haunting memories from his past. His newest assignment is to
    investigate the murder of the head researcher at a special correctional
    facility. The inmates there are having psychotic mental breakdowns, due
    to a rare gene they possess, and the deceased researcher was doing
    special experiments on them. While Krenshaw investigates the crime, he
    also starts to go a little mad himself.

    As I started to watch this movie, I really wasn’t interested in it; it
    seemed really amateurish, and quite bad. As I kept watching it though,
    I was more entertained. The film does have some cool style to it, and a
    few memorable moments. The acting is mostly atrocious, but the lead
    isn’t bad. I also think this director could be someone to watch for,
    when she has a little more money to work with.

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  • Kris AllenOctober 6, 2016Reply

    Great Move!

    *** This review may contain spoilers ***

  • lrbair71October 6, 2016Reply

    Evil Gene

    Great acting by all the cast. Richard Speight Jr is brilliant in this.
    I thought the effects were well thought out in other words not too many
    . The effects also did not drown out the acting which most horror
    movies today make that mistake. Movies should be about the acting. Good
    suspense. It draws you in to the story. I just wish there would have
    been more. I did not expect the ending. I recommend every Richard
    Speight Jr fan should see this one. I love the bedroom scenes the most.
    I still think the bunny made Griff do it. Horror fans like me
    appreciate that movies like this are being made. I hope there is an
    Evil Gene 2 .

  • shawnblackmanNovember 9, 2016Reply

    Not About Genies

    A secret asylum is being used to monitor prisoners with a genetic
    disorder, which makes them ticking time bombs of violent anger. A man
    is sent over to investigate a suicide by one of the doctors. The man of
    course has a few skeletons (demons) in his closet which hinders his
    job. He still finds time to have a relationship with the female doctor
    who took over. I was expecting a suck fest but it wasn’t bad at all. An
    overdone theme for sure but they make it interesting anyways. Some
    twists at the end made it even better. Some people might be
    disappointed if they look at the title real quick, or might have
    trouble pronouncing words and think that this film is about Genies. He
    does look like an evil genie on the cover but it’s not about genies.

  • stephenabellMarch 18, 2017Reply

    Evil Is Born Not Made – Shame This Film Was Made.

    This film doesn’t live up to its own blurbs ”Evil is Born Not Made” and
    ”They Tried To Lock It Up”. It also comes nowhere near encompassing the
    possibilities of the synopsis. There is an actual gene that causes
    psychosis and murderous tendencies in its host – that alone offers
    loads of scope for action, suspense, and tension, none of which appear
    in the movie.

    The people who have the gene are locked up in a prison where a murder
    has been committed. Surely this will add tension among the inmates as
    they’re all murderers with a need to kill shut in close confinement.

    The FBI agent sent to investigate, Griff Krenshaw, begins to believe
    there may be a demon involved in the murders. So now we get a
    supernatural element to add a bit a fear into the mix. Er… No.

    What we get is a bland, verging on boring, film that teeters on the
    abyss of total pure garbage.

    It’s a shame the writer, Kathryn F Taylor (who also directed), missed
    out on even the basics that the story should have given the audience.
    Even the actors seem bored and, at times, appear to be wondering what
    they are doing there. The worst for this is the beautiful Cameron
    Richardson, who plays Dr Dana Ehrhart, who puts no effort into her
    character and her delivery of lines could put an insomniac to sleep.

    The only good thing about this story is the twist at the end, though I
    had figured it out as soon as the possibility was flagged up.

    This could have been in so many genres though the film that Taylor
    gives us falls more into the science fiction side than that of either
    thriller or horror, though it is very weak.

    I would recommend painting the fence or walking the dog in the rain
    before watching this movie.

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